2017 Antonio Madeira Vinhas Velhas Tinto

Antonio Madeira |Dao |Red Blend
A dark, exotic, spicy red that transports you straight to the highlands of Serra da Estrela.

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This is the perfect entry into the wildly delicious, esoteric wines of Antonio Madeira. It's base camp for his reds, the entry point into his exciting range.

The vines for this wine range from 50-100 years of age. All granite soils, 20+ varieties in the mix. An exotic, dark and spicy wine ensues.

This is energetic, medium-full bodied, filled with spice and crunchy, moreish tannin. A note of violet in the perfume. Some dark, plummy fruit in the mix.

It's seductive and draws you back to the glass. This is a great way to discover the fascinating wines of the Dao.

SOIL TYPE : Granite VINEYARDS : Around 20 small old vineyards
AVERAGE VINE AGE : from 50 up to 100 years old
GRAPE VARIETIES : Field blend of Jaen, Baga, Tinta Amarela and 20 other native grape varieties
HARVEST PERIOD : September 2017 HARVEST METHOD : Hand picked
FERMENTATION : Indigenous yeasts, open vats with controlled temperature
MALOLACTIC : Used barrels
AGEING : 18 months in used French oak barrels (500, 400 and 225 L) and 3 months in stainless steel tanks

94 Points - "Dates, spice, violet, black fruit – a bit like a spicy fruit roll. Medium-bodied, chalky feel to the tannin, open-knit and pleasantly chompy, fresh and lively, despite the darker flavours, raspberry and spiced blood plum bob up on a long bright finish. A delightful and different red. Recommended." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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