Winemaking: Since the beginning, in 1917, this wine was designed to be a traditional blend of two regions, Dão and Bairrada. From Dão, the grape is Touriga Nacional and from Bairrada, Baga. The grapes are fermented separately. The ageing takes up to 12 months in 50% new 300L french barrels and 50% used barrels (2nd year). The wine is usually released 4 years after bottling.
Grape Varieties: Baga, Touriga Nacional
Tasting Notes: It shows lovely ripe fruit, combined with some violets and spice. Quite fresh Great structura even in a quite elegant wine. Still quite tight and young, with beautiful tannins. Very long.
Store and Serve Advices: Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.
Food Pairing: Excellent with all kinds of meat dishes, especially for accompany grilled meats.
Reviews and Awards: . 92 points in Robert Parker; . 17 points in Jancis Robinson.