CLAUDIA tinto/rode reserva 2016
Karaktervolle DOURO-topper van onze vrienden wijnmakers Oscar en Claudia Quevedo.
Druiven werden met de hand geplukt, voorzichtig ontpit en vervolgens 10 maanden rijping in Franse eiken vaten
Blend van deze druiven:
Touriga Franca (60%), Tinta Roriz (22%) en Touriga Nacional (18%)
Alcoholgehalte: 13,5; Total Ac. 5 g/l; pH 3,67
Kleur: donker ruby
Aroma's: in de neus rood en zwart fruit. In de mond goeie structuur, sterke tannines, elegante volheid, rijke afdronk.
Afsluitwijze = 100% TCA-vrije samengestelde kurk
The year 2016 was atypical in term of climate. The hot and rainy winter caused an early bud break. The intense Spring rain brought preoccupations in terms of mildew, which ended up reducing the quantity of grapes the vine produced. The summer was hot and dry, which demanded an extra effort from the vine to finish the maturation. Grapes were picked by hand and brought in boxes to the winery. The alcoholic fermentation of the grapes, without the stems, happened in the stainless steel tanks, with controlled temperature and soft hand macerations. After the malolactic fermentation , the wine aged 10 months in a 500 liters French oak cask. Drink at 16ºC Winemaker: Teresa Batista
Impressie in de pers:
“The 2016 Claudia's Reserve is a blend of 60% Touriga Franca, 22% Tinta Roriz and 18% Touriga Nacional aged for 10 months in 500L French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This takes the regular 2017 Oscar's Tinto this issue and adds a layer of depth, some power and some richness. It is still a lighter-styled wine that seems a bit similar overall—fruit-forward, reasonable structure and intensity of flavor.”
90 points. From: Mark Squires, “Robert Parker Wine Advocate”, February 2019