Vinha das Urzes Red Reserva

Vinha da Urze lies around the town of Almendra, in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, in the reaches of the Upper Douro River. The property lies in the confluence of 3 of Portugal’s , and the world’s, iconic natural and historic heritage landmarks: theArchaeological Park of the Côa-Valley, the Natural Park of International Douro and the Douro D.O. Region for Porto and wine.

Tasting Notes A dark purple color with ripe blackberry, fig and black cherry aromas touched by lightly integrated oak. It is medium bodied, with an elegant texture and forward fruits on the palate. This wine matches with meats, cheeses and most Mediterranean cuisine. Serve between 15 and 16 º C.
Vinification/Maturation The wine is vinified in the cellar of Quinta das Marvalhas in Almendra located in the heart of the Douro Superior. Equipped with the latest technology. After the grapes arrive at the winery they are sorted and imperfect clusters are discarded. The grapes are then destemmed and softly crushed and passed through a thermal shock followed by a period of cold pre-fermentative maceration for about 12 to 24 hours. THe must is transferred to broad a low fermentation stainless steel vats where maceration occurs for 8 days at 22°C. Aged in stainless steel and followed by 12 months in American and French barrels
Technical info TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.40 g / L (tartaric acid) VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.30 g / L (acetic acid) pH 3.59 Free SO2: 26 mg / L 2 SO2 Total: 118 mg / L 2 Residual Sugar: 2.2 g / L
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Old Vines in the Douro Superior


Poor schistous soils
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