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Primado Red 2012

22,50 €

With very limited production, Primado Red is a rare wine of great complexity and unusual longevity. Clear, and bright, with a purplish red and violet hue, it has an aroma of ripe fruit with floral and spicy notes. The palate is full-bodied, velvety and persistent with spicy notes. It reveals austere tannins that give it a capacity for long ageing in the bottle.

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Producer Producer: Manuel Pereira de Melo
Oenology: Patrícia Santos
Region Dão
Grapes Touriga Nacional (40%), Tinta Roriz (30%), Alfrocheiro and Jaen (30%)
Soil Vineyard with 2 hectares located in Santa Comba Dão, surrounded by the Estrela, Caramulo and Lousã mountain ranges, in an area capable of producing centenary wines, Quinta do Coladinho is a place that reveals a unique sense and characteristics that combine in a rare balance.
Winemaking Vinification in a granite lagar with foot treading, alcoholic fermentation takes place by tanning the solid parts so that the macerations are gentle, allowing for a slow and prolonged extraction of the grape's phenolic components. This whole process is carried out at a controlled temperature of 22ºC throughout vinification. After all the potential structure, colour and aromas have been extracted, the wine is gently pressed. After this process, the wine remains in a vat where it undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Aging 12 months in French oak barrels and a long period in the bottle.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Goat stew, oven-roasted lamb and Lagareiro-style salted cod.
Wine's Awards Gold Medal - The Best Wines of Dão Contest 2022
18 Points - Revista de Vinhos (Wine Magazine)
17 Points - Vinho Grandes Escolhas (Wine Magazine)

Great wines are not born by chance. The exceptional conjunction of climatic and geological conditions combine to form a rare balance.

Located in Santa Comba Dão, in Quinta do Coladinho, the vineyard planted at the beginning of the 90s covers about 2 hectares in a place that reveals a sense and characteristics very own. The granitic-sandy soil is typical of the region. The climate marked by the mountain ranges of Estrela, Caramulo, and Lousã, that surrounds it, is also influenced by the proximity to the reservoir and Aguieira water dam. The humidity caused by the morning mists provides balanced and slow maturations, thus achieving a wine very concentrated in tannins and fruit.

The objective was the production of a wine of great complexity and elegance, a wine of subtle and complex aromas, intense but with delicate structure in the mouth. Another purpose was to achieve aging capacity, a characteristic that distinguishes great wines. To avoid its consumption too young, which would lead to the loss of part of its potential, the commercialization of Primado is only made after prolonged stages that provide structure and complexity of aromas and flavors providing its consumption in a better moment, when it begins to reach the maturity.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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