Casal Sta Maria Reserva Tinto 2018
|Style||Medium Bodied. plenty of rich fruit, floral with hints of spice..|
|Grape||Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Merlot|
|Food||Red meats, Charcuterie, Pork, Veal.|
Pre order only. Stock available by end of June.
YEAR: During the grapes maturation the weather was hot and dry, favorable conditions for a good flowering, avoiding phytosanitary problems in the grapes. August brought the typical Colares fog and cooler temperatures. This set of climatic factors gave rise to small, very concentrated bunches, resulting in balanced and very aromatic wines.
The hand-picked grapes are carefully selected in the vineyard and cellar. After crushing the grapes lightly, there was a cold maceration in open stainless-steel vats for 3 days. Fermentation took about 2 weeks with daily pumping over. Finally, the wine aged for 14 months in new and used French oak barrels.
Clear garnet color. Intense balsamic aroma, with nuances of cedar and cigar box. Plum-like black fruit, accompanied by a slight floral and spicy notes. On the palate, it is enveloping, with ample and soft tannins, spicy and with balsamic notes again marking the profile. The finish is very elegant and persistent.