Quinta de Foz de Arouce Vinhas Velhas de Santa Maria

2015
Tasting notes
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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

By hand to small cases of 15 kg

Winemaking

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

Ageing

14 months in French oak barrels

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Distinctions and awards
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94+/100
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94+/100
Wine Enthusiast 94/100 pts
Revista VINHO Grandes Escolhas - João Paulo Martins
Revista VINHO Grandes Escolhas - Press Choice
"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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