Gricha Douro 2017
Gricha is made from the old vineyards at Quinta da Gricha, like its big sister Quinta da Gricha. This is an elegant, lighter style of Douro wine, with less extraction.
This wine has a pale red cherry colour. Plenty of intensity on the nose, with a burst of fresh blueberries, red currant and wild berries aromas in a spicy background. Rich, complex and elegant on the palate, with a distinctive long and fresh finish.
“Press Choice” Award by Grandes Escolhas
This wine is 100% produced from the old vineyards at Quinta da Gricha.
Old vineyards (70+ years).
The grapes are selected and hand-picked into small boxes of approx. 20 kilos and brought to the winery where they undergo a careful second selection process before being crushed.The grapes are chilled overnight to 5ºC and then crushed and allowed to cold-soak in tank for 12 hours at 10ºC. 100% of the must is then transferred to a stainless steel Lagar to start fermentation. at approximately middle of the fermentation process the juice is separated from the skins and racked to new 500 lts French oak barrels to finish the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.
100% of this wine is aged for 12 months in new 500 Lts French oak casks.
Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC).
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.