Quinta da Gricha Douro 2016
Quinta da Gricha is 100% produced from the old vineyards at Quinta da Gricha. It is the ultimate expression of a terroir wine from the Douro.
This wine is seductive and complex on the nose with fresh blackberry and blueberry aromas combined with minty undertones. Elegant and intense on the palate, with a distinctive mineral character supported by a natural acidity typical of Gricha terroir in a long lingering finish. (September 2018)
91 points by Wine Spectator
This wine is 100% produced from the old vineyards at Quinta da Gricha.
Field blend including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Francisca and Tinto cão.
The grapes are picked into small boxes of approx. 20 kilos and brought to the winery where they undergo a careful selection process before being crushed. The vinification takes place in small stainless steel fermentation tanks. The grapes are fully destemmed and crushed. After 4 days of cold maceration, the fermentation process follows under temperature-controlled conditions. The juice is gently pumped over the skins during fermentation which is long and even ensuring good aromatic and polyphenolic extraction.
100% of this wine is aged for 12-15 months in new 500 lts French oak casks. It is fined and lightly filtered before bottling.
Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC). Decant before serving.
An excellent gourmet wine that pairs well with Red Meat Dishes like Beef Fillet, Roasted Lamb or Seared Duck Breast.
We practice sustainable agricultural methods certified by the SATIVA institute. Our ports are produced with only indigenous-yeast fermentation. Our wines do not contain, or are produced, with genetically modified organisms or substances with origin in.