O Produtor, tasting note published in March 27th 2017
It is presented with violet notes that highlight the intense red color. Complex aroma, shows intense fruit in which the notes of bergamot and blackberry cross in the spice of the wood. In the mouth elegant, velvety tannins and good acidity. Long finish and with memory.
The harvest took place in the third week of September. The grapes were harvested manually, for small boxes of 25 kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were totally destemmed. The grapes were subjected to the traditional process of treading in a lagar with controlled temperature. After transference, it aged for 16 months and French oak barrels. It was bottled without sticking and with filtration in May 2016. To preserve all its qualities this wine was not stabilized and could naturally create deposit.
Santar Vila Jardim
The individuality of the Dão region is due to the nature and ruggedness of its relief, which determine marked microclimatic variations, of great importance for vine culture and great significance for the quality of wines. Surrounded by high granite mountains on three sides – Serra da Estrela, Serra do Caramulo and Serra da Nave, the region is protected from the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Thus, the local climate remains temperate. The summers are dry and hot, while the inverse, cold and rainy, with great thermal amplitude. The soils are sandy, of granite and schistous origin, well drained. All these factors are conducive to obtaining high quality wines. The Santar Vila Jardim project brings together the vineyard gardens of the Casa dos Condes de Santar and Magalhães, Fidalgas, Iberico Nogueira and Magnólia. In them, great grape varieties were combined in a Terroir of choice. A vineyard garden is one that awakens all the senses.