Tapada Do Chaves Old Vines | Red | 2013 | Doc Alentejo - Vivino Rating 4.3
Tapada do Chaves is a historic producer of very small quantities, destined to an elite of consumers of rare fine wines. With 60 hectares of land and 32 hectares of vineyard, Tapada do Chaves produces different wines that have, however, one thing in common” they all result from the most privileged Portuguese terroirs.
Region: Alentejo, Portalegre (D.O.C)
Winery: Tapada do Chaves Vineyard: Old Vineyard (1901)
Grapes: Trincadeira & Grand Noir
Aging: 18 months in Portuguese & French Oak barriques & additional 24 months in bottle
Tasting Notes: It has a concentrated ruby colour and a very complex aroma, with soft balsamic and notes of woods, with black fruit, rock-rose, earth and a vibrant vegetable. When subject to tasting this is concentrated and deep wine, highly structured, with present and extremely elegant tannins. The fruit, minerality and balanced acidity provide a very long and persistent finish, full of character.
ABV: 15.5% Serving Temp: 16°C Decant: 1-2hrs Pairing: Charcuterie, Hard Cheeses, steak, Roast Pork