Winery: Alves de Sousa
Grapes: Old vineyards (60-Year-Old Vines with 15 indigenous grapes co-planted)
Region: Douro e Porto
Food pairing: Beef stew
Ageing: 18 months in 2nd year french oak
Reviews and Awards: Producer of the year in Portugal in 2006 & 1999 (“Rev.de Vinhos”/Portug.Wine Mag.)Main Accolades throughout its vintages“ Best 10 reds of the year”(Wine Guide J.P.Martins ) Award “Bestwinesofthe Region” (Rev.de Vinhos/Portug.Wine Magazine) GoldMedal (Berliner Wein Trophy) 92 pts (Robert Parker) Bronze Medal(Int.Wine & SpiritCompet.) Seal of Approval(Intern.Wine Challenge)
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby colour. Flavours of Morello-cherries, dark chocolate, violets and cigar box. Very complex and refined, smooth, and full of balance. Very long finish.
Aroma: Morello-cherries, dark chocolate, violets and cigar box.