Vintage 2003

Vinification Process

Partial de-stemming, fermentation at controlled temperature (24-28ºC), when must reached the desired sweetness value, fermentation was interrupted by the add of brandy; following a period of maturation in oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Full bodied, fine aroma and taste, remarkable notes of wild ripped fruits and a subtle and pleasant vanilla touch, gained when the maturation in old used barrels; at taste we may find tannins of great personality, smoothness and excellent inside nose effects. Pleasant and long after taste. It is a great vintage for its elegance and structure; we may drink it now or latter following its evolution in the bottle.

Douro Region

Country Portugal
Soil Schistous
Alcoholic Contents 20% vol.
Total Acidity 4,43 g/dm3 Tartaric Acid
Residual Sugar Content 94,5 g/dm3
Preservation 10-18ºC in a dry and airy place
Enologist Elisete Beirão

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca


16 / 18ºC