“Huge depth of aroma, with the fruit unfolding in layers, wild berries, dried vegetables, lots of pepper and various spices. The full body accommodates ripe but powerful tannins with a perfect texture. The vigorous side of Cabernet is tamed by the politeness of Merlot and enlivened and peppered by Petit Verdot, resulting in elegant, fresh, and immense class. And promising a lot of life ahead.” - Grandes Escolhas, October Edition, No. 66
The varieties chosen for this vines, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot and Petit verdot, are found at Quinta da Bacalhôa as the ideal “terroir” for the production of excellent wines. Quinta da Bacalhôa is located on the north-facing half slopes of Azeitão, in a meso-climate influenced by the Atlantic. With claylimestone and well-drained soils, the varieties planted here benefit from natural conditions that allow a desired slow and balanced maturation.After a careful selection of the grapes, the elementary wines were fermented in mills at controlled temperature, followed by a period of “cuvaison” (post-fermentation skin maceration) of 2 weeks. Finally, after separating the continuous parts, they aged for 24 months in barrels, new views of 225 liters, of extra fine French oak. The final blend was prepared, resulting in – 75% CabernetSauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Bottling took place in October 2017. Since then, it aged in the Quinta’s cellars until its launch, in October 2022.