The Quinta dos Carvalhais Dão Colheita Tinto boasts an alluring ruby red hue. Its bouquet is saturated with blackberry and plum aromas, complemented by delicate notes of violet and a delicate spiciness. Velvety tannins deliver a velvety texture and a vibrant acidity persists in the luscious fruit flavours all the way to the stylish finish.
|Grape||48% Touriga Nacional, 36% Alfrocheiro, 10% Tinta Roriz, 6% Jaen Tinto|
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Elegant, Black Fruit, Floral and Spice, Smooth|
Vineyard and Winery
This 105-hectare property, situated at an altitude of 465-500 metres above sea level, has 50 hectares under vine. Warm days and cool nights at this altitude slow down the grape ripening process and result in wines with lovely depth yet vibrant fruit and a signature freshness. The vineyards are planted on poor granite soils with a predominance of indigenous Dão varieties including Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Encruzado. Microzoning studies have been carried out on the estate, identifying nine different soil types and a multitude of different microclimates, and each grape variety has been matched to its ideal plot. This precision viticulture provides Beatriz with a great diversity of blending options. All of the vineyards are farmed sustainably and harvesting is carried out by hand.
The grapes were hand harvested by grape variety and by plot into 20kg boxes. Upon arrival at the winery the grapes were destemmed, crushed and then gravity fed into stainless-steel fermentation tanks. The different grape varieties were fermented separately for around eight days at an average temperature of 27ºC. 55% of the wine was aged in 225-litre used French oak barrels for eight months. At the end of this period, the final blend was assembled, and the wine was fined and filtered before bottling.
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