PORTO Late Bottled Vintage 2013, Rouge, Douro
Color: Very dark color. Nose: very intense, mature fruits such as red currant and plums. There’s some spicytaste and easily we can feel the aroma mineral from the variety Touriga Nacional. Taste very structure, still very youngwithredfruitsverypresentandalsotanninsthatshowa greatagingpotential.EventhatisayoungLBV also start to appear some complexity.
50 % Touriga Nacional (19 years old vineyards) 30 % Tinta Roriz (young vineyards) 20 % Touriga Franca (19 years old vineyards)
The grapes were collected 4 de October
Grapes were hand picked with 14,5o Baume graduation.
The fermentation occurs in a granite treading tanks (lagares) with capacity of 5000 kg. The grapes fermented for 5 days, using traditional treading by foot. The temperature of fermentation was between 22 and 25 oC.
The fermentation was interrupted by the addition of grape spirit (brandy) with 77% alc.
Six months in stainless steel tanks where suffers a natural decantation process. Thereafter the wine is transferred to wooden tanks with a capacity of 5000 liters in a reductive environment where they are kept for about 4 years.