O Produtor, tasting note published in July 14th 1905
Huge depth of aroma, with fruit unfolding in layers, wild berries, dried vegetable, lots of pepper and various spices. The full body accommodates ripe but powerful tannins of perfect texture. The vigorous Cabernet side is tamed by the polish of the Merlot and enlivened and spiced by the Petit Verdot, resulting elegant, fresh, with immense class. And promising a long life ahead.
During the 2012 harvest, the project to create a wine to celebrate the centenary of Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal in 2022 began. The challenge was great, we wanted a wine that would combine the highest level of personality, richness, elegance and a long bottle ageing capacity. The extraordinary quality of Quinta da Bacalhôa grapes in the 2015 harvest made us believe that we could produce a strong candidate. From a selection of grapes from this vintage a wine was made which after bottling was tasted annually. In March 2022 we confirmed what we had predicted and this was the selected wine. After a careful selection of the grapes, the elementary wines fermented in lagares at controlled temperature, followed by
followed by a 2-week ‘cuvaison’ period (post-fermentative skin maceration).
of 2 weeks. Finally, after the separation of the solid parts, they were aged for 24 months in totally new, 225 litre, extra-fine grain French oak barrels. The final blend was made – 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.
Bottling took place in October 2017. Since then it has been aged in the cellars of the Quinta until its release in October 2022.
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, S.A., one of the biggest and most innovative wine-making companies in Portugal, has developed a range of wines throughout the years that has ensured us a solid reputation and the preference of national and international wine lovers. Present in 7 Portuguese wine regions, with a total of 1200ha of vines from 40 different castes and 3 wine-producing centers, our market presence relies on the strengths of our dimension and of the autonomy in 70% of the production process. Each of the entities that compose Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, S.A. – Aliança Vinhos de Portugal, Quinta do Carmo and Quinta dos Loridos – has its own distinctive production center, placed within a setting with intrinsic cultural value. The dynamics generated by the intersection of these various identities, explored using the latest technology and the knowledge of a renowned team of experts, guarantees our ability, unrivalled in the competitive Portuguese market, to offer the perfect wine for any occasion.
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