Gricha 2016

Price: 30.00
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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.

  • SOURCING

    This wine is produced from the old vineyards at Quinta da Gricha.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    A field blend of grape varieties with an average age of 50 years, including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Francisca and Tinto Cão.

  • VINIFICATION

    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 destemmed and crushed.
    The vinification takes place in small stainless steel fermentation tanks.
    After 4 days of cold maceration the fermentation process follows under temperature controlled conditions.
    The juice is gently pumped over the skins during fermentation ensuring good aromatic and poliphenolic extraction.

  • AGEING

    After fermentation this wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels; it is fined and lightly filtered before bottling.

  • TASTING COMMENTS

    Bright violet colour.
    On the nose is seductive and complex 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)

  • SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS

    Serve at room temperature (16-18°C). Decant before serving.