Marquês de Borba Vinhas Velhas Red

2019
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Tasting notes

Intense garnet color. Great concentration of black fruit, eucalyptus leaves and some notes of spices from aging in the barrels. Full bodied, with velvet tannins.

Attributes
Grape Varieties Alicante Bouschet
Aragonez
Castelão
Syrah
Type of Soil

Limestone and schist

Harvest

The grapes are handpicked to small cases of 15 kg in order to preserve the fruits quality.

Winemaking

The bunches are de-stemmed and pass by a sorting table for an optimum selection of the berries. The grapes are then crushed before going to the marble lagares, where they are foot trodden during 4 to 5 days, passing to stainless steel tanks to finish the alcoholic fermentation.

Ageing

12 months in American and French oak barrels.

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Distinctions and awards
Wine Enthusiast 92/100 pts, Editor's Choice (2018 Harvest)
James Suckling 92/100 pts (2018 Harvest)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90/100 pts (2018 Harvest)
Wines & Spirits 92/100 pts (2017 Harvest)
Wine Enthusiast 92/100 pts, Editor's Choice (2017 Harvest)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91/100 pts (Harvest 2017)
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal SILVER (2017 Harvest)
"Round, lush and full of flavor, this bold Tinto is sensually textured, structured to age and simply delicious."
Mark Squires in Wine Advocate – Issue #244, Aug 2019
Perfect combination Roasted lamb with small potatoes and mint chutney
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