A classic, well-aged Bairrada red made from the indigenous Baga, considered Portugal’s most age-worthy red varietal. With its vibrant acidity and minerality, this wine clearly transmits its terroir and cool climatic influence from the Atlantic.
100% Baga. Vines planted in clay soil at 75m (246 ft) elevation.
A traditional and wonderful pair is roast suckling pig; this will also do well with braises and roasted game.
Open top fermentation with extended macerations. 24 months aging in cement tanks before being filtered and bottled.
6,200 bottles (1.5L)
These vineyards are planted in Bairrada, literally translated from Portuguese as “place of clay.” Bairrada has a mild, maritime climate with abundant rainfall, which can make the rot-prone Baga a difficult variety to grow, but also what gives the wines the acidity to age so well.
It owns great complexity from where the fruit (cherries, raspberries) still emerge with a slight hint of ripeness and a lot of liqueur… delicious, cocoa, box of cigars, black tea conveying a feeling of dryness. A luxurious mouth, amplitude, freshness, grit, great presence, and a refreshing fruity taste, a lot of class in a long and spicy finish.