VINHA DO CONVENTO TINTO 2017
The Conde Vimioso Vinha do Convento tells the story of a unique terroir, a unique environment, a vineyard that is totally covered by the peculiar pebble stone. A generous gift left by nature over 400,000 years ago, by the hand of the Tagus River that crossed our land. Bottled in truly exceptional years, this wine was designed so that the legacy and magic of this vineyard will last for decades to come.
Type: 45% Touriga Nacional, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Castelão
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Total Acidity: 6 g/l
Residual Sugars: <2 g/l
Denomination: Vinho Regional Tejo
Harvest/Vinification: After manual harvesting of the pre-selected plots, during which a careful selection of the grapes was made, they were cooled to 5ºC, followed by total destemming and gentle crushing. The next step was pre-fermentative maceration, followed by alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature, ending with a long post fermentative maceration. Throughout this process, the usual delestages and remontage were carried out under great rigor and control, in order to obtain high quality, aromatic and phenolic components. The 3 grape varieties that make up the blend were vinified and aged separately.
Ageing: 24 months in 11 new 300lts French oak barrels.
During this period, the final blend was designed, with countless tastings marking a very demanding and sensitive organoleptic selection of the best barrels, which in addition to individual quality, surpassed the whole, and gave rise to a unique wine.
Deep and dense ruby colour. Its intense aroma is marked by a perfect combination of ripe black and red fruit, such as blackberry and plum. Floral notes of violet, nuances of tobacco leaves, and light spices. Very concentrated, with robust, complex, and very soft tannins, lively, but very well-integrated acidity, it is a wine with great aging potential. Its elegance and persistence define its long aftertaste, where fresh mineral and eucalyptus notes seem to stand out.