2020

Ideal

The grapes selected for this wine are from the Senhorim sub-region, where the age of the vines ranges between 30 and 60 years and are from mostly monovarietal vineyards.  Typical grape varieties from the Dão region are composing this wine, such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Jaen.

ANO

2019

VOLUME

750 ml

REGIÃO

Dão

ÁLCOOL

12,5%

IDADE DAS CEPAS

30 e 60 anos

ESTÁGIO

Barricas de Carvalho da região de Borgonha

IDEAL RED 2020

Introduction

The creation of the IDEAIS range of wines aims to offer consumers wines of great quality, with a degree of complexity and elegance typical of the region, where fresh fruit, both in white and red, prevails. These wines are easy to like and drink, they are gastronomic wines, designed to be enjoyed by most people who appreciate fine wines from the Dão.

IDEAL RED 2020

Winemaking

After a careful selection in the vineyard, these grapes were transported to the winery using 15kg boxes in order to respect and preserve the integrity of the grapes. The alcoholic fermentation took place in thermoregulated stainless steel vats and lasted 6 weeks.  The malolactic fermentation followed and took place in French oak barrels.  The wine remained there for 18 months. After several tasting of all the barrels idealized for this wine, the IDEAIS barrels were chosen in order to compose a blend of harmonious and authentic wine.

IDEAL RED 2020

Tasting notes

Beautiful ruby ​​color, with good concentration. The aroma is young, rich and complex with notes of black pepper combined with red and wild fruits, where raspberry and cherry stand out. The wood is well matched with some smoked notes. It also shows mineral aromas of wet stone. In the mouth it has claw and nerve, it is complex and has a good structure. However, it is thin and elegant. Very well integrated tannins, with good acidity that gives it a long and very pleasant aftertaste and that allows for a good evolution in the bottle.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS:

Spicy dishes, pepper steak, red meat, hunting meat. Vegetarian suggestions: dishes with tubers (turnip, sweet potatoes, beets) and legumes (chickpeas, beans, peas), dishes with cheese. SUITABLE FOR VEGAN & VEGETARIAN: yes

IDEAL RED 2020

Reviews

92 points James Suckling

A medium-bodied red with notes of cherries and raspberries. Some spicy and earthy undertones, too. Firm tannis makes it a bit tight but the texture is polished with lots of juiciness at the back and savory notes on the finish. Give it a couple of years to soften more.

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