Quinta de Foz de Arouce Vinhas Velhas de Santa Maria

2017
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Full bodied wine with intense and concentrated fruit aromas of prunes and red fruits, also showing spicy and tobacco notes. Powerful and dense in the mouth, with well-balanced tannins. Long and persistent finish. A wine for ageing.

Attributes
Grape Varieties Baga
Type of Soil

Schist

Harvest

The grapes are manually picked into small boxes in order to preserve the quality of the fruit.

Winemaking

Temperature controlled fermentation of fully de-stemmed bunches in “lagares” (troughs), following a long maceration. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the barrels.

Ageing

In French oak barrels for a period of 14 months.

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Distinctions and awards
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95/100 pts (Colheita 2017)
Wine Enthusiast 94/100 pts (2015 Harvest)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94+/100 pts (2015 Harvest)
Revista VINHO Grandes Escolhas - Press Choice (2015 Harvest)
Wine Enthusiast 93/100 pts (2013 Harvest)
Prémios W - Aníbal Coutinho 93/100 pts (2013 Harvest)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91/100 pts (2013 Harvest)
Wine & Spirits 90/100 pts (2013 Harvest)
"Wines that reflect the soul, faithful to their tradition and terroir. Unique wines."
Rui Falcão, Publico 2014
Perfect combination Duck magret in potatoe nest with spinach puree, and figs from the estate
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The 2015 Vinhas Velhas de Santa Maria (Quinta de Foz de Arouce) was previously seen, but it was very young and not quite released.
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