Ribeiro Santo Reserve
Size: 6/750 ml
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz
The harvest took place in the second week of September. The grapes were picked up by hand, into small boxes of 18Kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were totally destemmed into small stainless steel “lagares”, where they macerated for 24h at low temperature, before starting the fermentation at controlled temperature. The fermentation lasted about 15 days, with gentle pumping for a good extraction of color and aromas. After the fermentation, the wine was transferred to new French oak barrels, previously used for white wine fermentation.
Brilliant ruby color. Complex aroma with wild berries notes and pine needles. The palate reveals a good structure with hints of spices and a long, vibrant finish.
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE – COMMENDED MEDAL (2011 vintage)
WINE ENTHUSIAST – 92 PTS (2011 vintage)
ROBERT PARKER – 89 PTS (2011 vintage)