Red Wine
Merlot 2018, 75cl

approx. £21.07



 Serve at 16º-18º


O Produtor, tasting note published in July 12th 1905

An elegant and delicate wine, with notes of resin and caruma and cassis. In the mouth it is dry, lively and slightly toasted. Very herbal and balsamic. Saline, full of complexity and freshness.

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An original bet on a classic French grape variety, planted on a mid-river, in clay-limestone soils, about 5 km from the Atlantic coast and at an average altitude of 90 m. Climate: Strong Atlantic influence, with moderate summer temperatures. The presence of the Sintra Mountain, leads to the formation of fog and to the maintenance of high relative humidities. Harvest at the end of September. This wine is the result of careful vinification using the classic “tanning” process, with partial destemming. The resulting must fermented in stainless steel vats with temperature control (26-28ºC) for 12 days. 40% of the blend was aged in French oak barrels for 16 months in the mythical Adega Regional de Colares.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 104239


Like a life, a wine is also the visible result of an infinity of events. It is a living work, never finished, always evolving. This is how the wines were born in Quinta da Azenha in Colares, in the vineyards of the Osorio family of Vasconcelos Jardim Gonçalves. This is a family project, fruit of the desire to give continuity to the memory of generations producing wine with roots in Madeira and Douro. And that now extends to the millennial region of Colares, one of the oldest in Portugal, whose origin goes back to 1255, when D. Afonso III started the first vines from France. Cultivated in the recovery of the Sintra mountain range, the Pinot Noir and Merlot castes find a microclimate protected from the Atlantic winds, with dewy mornings and mist-tempered summers. Planted in “hard ground” soil, they are harvested separately and the grapes are carefully vinified by the classic “tanning” process. The stage is followed in small oak barrels in the mythical Colares Cooperative Winery. The result is dry, delicate wines with salty notes. Full of complexity and freshness, with great potential for bottle aging. An elegant invitation to celebrate, enjoy or simply contemplate on a multitude of occasions.


Quinta da Azenha, Colares