Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Portugal
Palmela Dona Ermelinda Reserva 2017
Vintage : 2017
Grapes : Castelao (50 year old vines), Touriga nacional, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV : 14.0%
Producer : Casa Ermelinda Freitas
Region : Setubal, Portugal
Over 50 years old vineyards of the 'Castelão' variety and younger vinyards of 'Touriga Nacional', 'Trincadeira' and 'Cabernet Sauvignon' varieties in Fernando Pó, Palmela.
VinificationL Fermentation in stainless steel, temperature controlled vats, followed by 20 day period of extended maceration. Aged for 12 months in French oak half barrels, followed by a further 8 months in the bottle.
Recommended Storage Time: 8 years
Tasting Notes: A garnet-coloured, almost opaque wine, with aromas reminiscent of dark fruit, spices and smoke, and hints of jam due to the lengthy period of maturation. Dense, full on the palate, and well structured. Tannins are present, but are soft and well integrated. A finish that is extremely pleasant, long-lasting and persistent.