Casal Sta. Maria Pinot Noir 2021
|Style||Medium Bodied. Rich and complex. Natural acidity adds freshness.|
|Food||Partridge, lamb chops, Beetroot and Goat Cheese salad.|
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VINIFICATION: The hand-picked grapes went through a rigorous selection process in the vineyard and cellar. After a slight crushing of the grapes, it was followed by a cold maceration in small open containers, known in Portugal as “lagares”, for 5 days. Fermentation took 3 weeks with daily pumping over. After fermentation was over, the “lagares” were closed and kept for 2 weeks. The wine aged for 15 months in new and used French oak barrels of 225L and 500L
Attractive ruby color, with bright reflections and a shallow center. The aroma presents vibrant notes of cherry and ripe raspberry, which evolve into earthy and balsamic nuances, with notes of mushrooms and pine. The palate is rich and with several layers of flavors, red fruit, pine needles and forest floor. The acidity lends freshness throughout the tasting and gives it the potential to gain even more complexity and depth in bottle.
YEAR: Started with a relatively hot and dry spring, which allowed for good flowering. Later progressing to a cooler but cleaner summer allowed the ripening period of the grapes to pass without any disease affecting them.
Located in the historic region of Colares, on the slopes of Serra de Sintra, the vineyards of Casal de Sta Maria are arranged in a wonderful landscape looking over the sea, at the westernmost point of continental Europe. They were planted in 2006 by Baron Bodo von Bruemmer, then 96 years old, with the aim of producing high quality wines that express the unique terroir of this farm. That was his passion, respecting the environment and dignifying the region.