Sino da Romaneira
After 3 years of drought, 2010 had an exceptionally wet winter with rainfall well above average. There followed an extremely hot and dry summer, without a drop of rain in July and August, which retarded maturation. The vines shut down with very high temperatures, but they were able to keep the humidity using the replenished water tables during the hot summer. The vines have managed to maintain very good foliage throughout the year, which allowed good preservation of the grapes. September early rains brought the vines back to life allowing maturation to resume its course. The harvest was delayed. Yields were high compared to 2009 and 2008.
Tasting notes: The Sino 2010 is a very pretty light delicate expression of the Douro terroir. Floral and spicy with notes of black pepper and rose petals characteristics of the great Douro grape varieties of Touriga and Tinta Roriz. Well-balanced, smooth and fresh it has a harmonious finish.