Winery: Alves de Sousa
Region: Douro e Porto
Food pairing: To be served chilled as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to desserts.
Winemaking/Vinification: Vinified like a red Port, fermenting with the skins for 3 to 4 days, to extract more flavours and richness. The fermentation was stopped with the addition of Aguardente” (wine spirit) 77% V/V at the same sugar level as a red Port (around 100g/L).
Reviews and Awards: 90 points Robert Parker
Tasting Notes: Amber color. Very complex, full of herbs, spices, dried orange peel, maple syrup and almonds. Rich and wonderfully refined by time, it combines nuances of marmalade, caramel and nuts.