2016 Rapariga da Quinta Reserva Red
With 25 years of experience, Luís Duarte has been recognized as one of Portugal’s most recognized vignerons. Luís is the only Portuguese winemaker to have been awarded Winemaker of the Year 2 times in both 1997 and 2007.
The 2016 Rapariga da Quinta Reserva Red has a beautiful intense ruby color. Deep and complex aromas of ripe fruit well integrated with the oak. Elegant and powerful on the palate, with a long and seductive finish that will enable the wine to evolve well in the bottle.
The grapes are carefully selected in the vineyard and taken to the winery, where a second triage takes place on a sorting table. The grapes are gently crushed and a pre-fermentation maceration occurs at 12ºC. What sets this wine apart is the length of pre-fermentation maceration and the rigorous extraction early in fermentation.
The juice is then inoculated with selected yeasts and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is matured in old and new 300-liter French oak barrels for 12 months.
Style: Dry Full Bodied Red
Grapes: Aragones, Touriga National, Alicante Bouschet
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