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 Síbio Tinto is result of a long-term effort in precision and organic viticulture allied together with a winemaking of excellence. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca & Sousão that offers a Douro of great power yet following the path of the innovative organic wines.
2014 was characterized by both: the high levels of precipitation, mostly during the months of January, February, July and September, and a significant climatic instability during the summer period with thunderstorms occurring in the months of June and July. As a consequence of the climatic conditions, grape maturation tests were showing a two-week advance in the plants’ phenology, with grapes revealing good levels of sugar and acidity. Rainfall registered in mid-September caused a delay in the harvest up to mid-October. Although faced by difficult conditions during the harvest period, the grapes showed well and this ended up being a good year. The wines are not the most concentrated the Douro has seen, nevertheless they reveal themselves very fresh and elegant.
QUINTA DO SIBIO LTD EDITION RED 2014 - DOC DOURO
Fermentation occurs partially (50:50) in stone lagars and in stainless steel lagars. 100% of the wine then ages in new french oak barriques for a period of 12 months.
A beautiful Douro Red, which impresses at first sight for its deep and intense colour demonstrating structure and youth. Reveals a great aromatic character, with generous notes of mature fruit and hints of herbs demonstrating complexity and nobility. Dense and full-bodied, its tannins are evident, yet they are smoothed but a subtle sweetness provided by its fruity flavours. A memorable wine, which can be enjoyed while young, nevertheless will reward patient cellaring.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca & Sousão
Served Temperature: 15 to 16°C
Total Alcohol: 13.5%
Wine Maker Team: Jorge Moreira
Portugal Region: DOC Douro