Located in the Roncão Valley, a famous site for the quality of its wines, Quinta do Síbio presents itself as one of Real Companhia Velha’s oldest Estates. Today, extends itself onto the plateau of Alijó with a total of 100ha of vineyards.
Following a total restructuring of its vines, this charming Quinta is one of the most innovative projects in the region, where we recover many of Douro’s oldest varieties, some which are in risk of extinction.
The Quinta do Síbio Field Blend calls upon a Douro tradition in which Old Vines reveal an unusual blend of different varieties in one single parcel, producing wines of great character and immense complexity. This wine is produced from one of these parcels, where the variety Viosinho is dominant, together with Rabigato, Gouveio, Fernão Pires and finally Arinto, which ensure texture and acidity.
The viticultural year of 2018 was characterised by climate abnormality when compared to the evolution of the last 5 years. The harvests were late, and the vineyard evolved well in terms of vegetative development due to the occurrence of precipitation that allowed vigorous recovery in the face of water stress in 2017. The climatic conditions that occurred in Spring and early Summer made the health management of production difficult, in particular due to the high levels of mildew on the vine. The harvest began in the first half of September. The occurrence of phytosanitary pressure associated with the burning and dehydration of some plots had an impact on the harvest, which decreased by 7% from 2017 and 14% from the average of the last 5 years. However, the harvest provided high quality musts with good acidity and phenolic compounds.
Quinta do Sibio Rose 2018 - DOC DOURO
The grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, 100% of the wine is kept in these vats for a period of 6 months before being bottled.
An aromatic and expressive Rosé, with slight strawberry nuances, complexed with floral and notes of red berries. On the palate, it is full of fruity flavors, but at the same time multifaceted and with good volume, finishing the tasting with a lively acidity that gives it a balanced flavour that is full of character.
Grapes: 100% Touriga Nacional
Served Temperature: 10 to 12°C
Total Alcohol: 13%
Wine Maker Team: Jorge Moreira
Portugal Region: DOC Douro