Following the gently sloping contours of the Douro River, Quinta dos Aciprestes has seen a complete re-plantation of its vineyards, with the noblest varieties of the region. The optimal microclimate at the 100 hectares of vineyard, located within Cima Corgo close to the Douro Superior sub-region, offers ideal conditions for perfect ripening of the grapes.
Quinta dos Aciprestes Tinto is produced from old vines, composed mainly by Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela and Tinto Cão on a smaller scale. A elegantly poweful red with a distinct character that expresses the singularity of Quinta dos Aciprestes.
Quinta dos Aciprestes Red 2018 - DOC DOURO
Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. 100% of the wine ages in large vats of french oak for 12 months in excellent natural ageing conditions.
Quinta dos Aciprestes red presents a clean, deep and beautiful garnet colour. Intense aromas of plums and cherries combine in perfect harmony with nuances of vanilla, evidence of its aging in oak. Eruptions of fruit flavours allow its finish to reveal structure and elegance.
The year 2017 was essentially characterized by a significantly atipical climate, having this been an extremely hot and dry year all round. Sprouting occured prematurely, followed by a big advance in the vegetative cycle up until the harvest, due to a continuous evolution in climate conditions.
The long absence of precipitation alongside very high temperatures caused meaningful hydric and thermal stress, resulting in one of the earliest harvest campaigns in Douro history, beginning in mid August with a three week advance in comparisson to usual timmings.
Nevertheless, 2017 was a great year in terms of quality, producing classic Reds and remarkable Ports.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca
Served Temperature: 16 to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 14%
Wine Maker Team: Jorge Moreira
Portugal Region: DOC Douro