Apegadas Quinta Velha Tinto Colheita - D.O.C. Douro

Apegadas Quinta Velha Tinto Colheita - D.O.C. Douro

The oenologist in charge is Rui Cunha, whose name needs no introduction, as the wines he is responsible for speak for himself.
From the very first moment, the oenologist and the owners’ choice was always to search for the highest quality in spite of quantity.

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Apegadas Qta. Velha Red 2008

 

Vinification: Total destemming. Fermentation with moderate temperature control and daily manual pumping. Partially staged in oak barrels for twelve months. Not filtered, or cold stabilized. May create sediments.

Grapes: The traditional varieties of Douro, from the oldest vineyards of Quinta Velha, mainly Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Nacional.

Colour: Cherry red with good intensity.

Flavour: Youg with good intensity. Very nice combination of red frit aromas and those roasted, smoked and spiced from the stage in barrels.

Taste: The soft tannins and balanced acidity give the wine elegance and softness in the taste.

Consumption: Shoud be appreciated at a temperature between 16 and 18 º C (60 to 64 F)

Aging potential: Until 2016

Wine making began in 2004 and continued in 2005 in rented facilities, while waiting for the completion of the Qta. Velha Winery.The construction began in 2006 and was already used in the grape-gathering of the same year.
The oenologist in charge is Rui Cunha, whose name needs no introduction, as the wines he is responsible for speak for himself.
From the very first moment, the oenologist and the owners’ choice was always to search for the highest quality in spite of quantity.
They started with a small quantity of transformed grapes, though it has increased each passing year.
For the characteristics of the wines already made and marketed, please see their specifications below.
 
 

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