Dos Lusiadas Pinteivera Red

$40.00

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Description

Description

In 2009, Michel Chapoutier picked out a plot in the Douro Valley. A small– plot of 3 hectares, but full of promise: Eleivera. Here, the winters are tough, the summer a long, dry heatwave. To get sufficient output, Michel Chapoutier joined forces with local producers and worked with them to grow touriga nacional, a typical Portuguese grape. The result was Pinteivera and Eleivera, two representatives of this region, which is a Unesco world heritage site.

 

Grape variety
Touriga Nacional

Soil
Highly altered schist soil on the surface, with a subsoil of unaltered schist from 30cm-40cm.

Harvesting
The grapes are picked by hand at optimum maturity.

Vinification
Vinification in small closed tanks. The vatting period is very long for dry Portuguese wines and lasts nearly 4 to 5 weeks in order to increase the degree of polymerization of the tannins. Only the free-run wine is used.

Maturing
The wine is matured in 100% French oak barrels for 12 months with the percentage that goes into new barrels varying from year to year.

Tasting

Colour: clear, deep black with sustained crimson highlights.
Nose: powerful, showing dark fruit at first, along with some “garrigue”and spicy notes. Aromas of fruit (cherries, prunes) macerated in “eau de vie” can also be detected.
Palate: big and full on the palate supported by impressive velvety structure. There’s flesh, weight and depth,all rounded off by an incredibly long finish.

Additional information

Additional information

Bottle Size

90

Color

Red

Vintage

2013, 2014