Winery: Quinta dos Roques
Grapes: Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Tinto Cão
Winemaking/Vinification: Pressing of the grapes with total desteming, followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats with selected yeasts at a temperature of 28-30ºC. Maceration period of 10 days with soft "reassemblages".
Ageing: French oak barrels of 225 L for 12 months.
Aroma: Intense fruit bouquet reminding wild black currants and pine leaves, with vanilla and chocolate notes given by the oak.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant deep dark colour. On the palate it is very generous with the astringence characteristic of its youth, foretelling a remarkable ageing due to its great balance between alcohol, acidity, tannins and body.
Food pairing: Excellent with all kinds of meat dishes, especially to accompany grilled meats.