Vila Santa Reserva Red

2017
Tasting notes
Vila Santa Reserva Red 3
Vila Santa Reserva Red 2
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Tasting notes

Intense garnet color. Aroma suggesting very ripe black fruits blending beautifully with the spiciness imparted by the barrels. Elegant and full bodied with soft tannins. A big powerful and full wine.

Attributes
Grape Varieties Aragonez
Touriga Nacional
Syrah
Alicante Bouschet
Cabernet Sauvignon
Type of Soil

Schist in advanced metamorphosis stage.

Harvest

By hand to small cases of 15 kg.

Winemaking

The grapes are de-stemmed, and foot trodden in marble troughs known as lagares, where fermentation takes place. Racking of the wine to stainless steel tanks, followed by a long post fermentative maceration.

Ageing

9 months in American and French oak barrels.

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Distinctions and awards
Wine Enthusiast 90/100 pts (Colheita 2017) 0
Wine Enthusiast 90/100 pts (2017 harvest)
James Suckling 90/100 pts (2017 Harvest)
Wine Enthusiast 91/100 pts, Editor's Choice (2016 Harvest)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90/100 pts (2016 Harvest)
Revista de Vinhos - Best Buy (2016 Harvest)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90/100 pts (2015 Harvest)
Wine Enthusiast 90/100 pts (2015 Harvest)
Prémio Uva de Ouro - Excelência (Colheita 2015)
CWSA - China Wine & Spirits Awards - Gold (2015 Harvest)
"Tightly wound and concentrated, this is beautifully constructed and very serious for a modest price."
Mark Squires in Wine Advocate – Issue #244, Aug 2019
Perfect combination “Vila Santa” duck rice with courgette carpaccio
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