CASTELLO D'ALBA / GRANDE RESERVA / VINHAS VELHAS / RED
18 months in new and used French oak barrels. / Grapes from old vines in field blended vineyards, of the following varieties: predominantly Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Souzão... / Schist soils in the Upper Douro.
Very elegant and refined, a modern style that fully preserves the soul of the Douro’s native grape varieties.
Aroma that harmoniously blends the great concentration of Douro reds in all their complexity. Berries, hints of rock rose, spices, exuberant violets and extremely fresh notes of basil and bergamot. The long maturation in barrels
produced a wine with great aromatic elegance, where the scents of the Douro
are not masked by excessive notes of oak. Very smooth and ripe tannins, fresh
and aromatic, very elegant, with an unusual long finish.
Fantastic with Iberian smoked ham, roasts, game, smoked meats and other
typically Mediterranean and intense dark meat dishes. Excellent with cured goat cheeses.