Desconhecido Reserve Red 2017

13,70 €

Intense ruby colour with violet hues. On the nose, aroma of black plum, rock-rose and slight toasted and smoked notes. In the mouth it is very velvety, with a mixture of flavours in good proportion and concentration, notes of spice with great delicacy of tannins. Excellent persistence and very pleasant finish.

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Producer Producer: António Gonçalves Osório
Oenology: António Sousa and Lisete Osório
Region Douro DOC
Grapes Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão
Soil The vineyards and the winery, are situated on the left bank of the Douro River, between Régua and Pinhão, in the locality of Marmelal, with a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region. A Pombaline marker dating back to 1758 can be seen near the vineyards. The vineyards are located in two properties of the Family, Soalheira and Nogueirinha, with about 9 hectares where schist soils and good solar exposures dominate, between 300 and 400m of altitude.
They practice agriculture in Integrated Production mode certified by SATIVA.
Winemaking Manual harvest with a selection of grapes and transport in 20kg boxes. Foot treading in the traditional mills.
Bottles: 2666
Aging 13 months in French oak barrels.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13,5%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Oven-baked fish, red meats, game dishes, mediterranean cuisine and dry cheeses.

The winery and vineyards, owned by the family, are located in Douro Demarcated Region, at the sub-region of Baixo Corgo. The first date about the wine making and caring of the vineyard, in the family, started at 1846. Over successive generations everyone’s focus was in the caring of the vineyards in a traditional way and with minor interference, allowing the plant to express in all its wholeness and with sincerity in the terroir where it was cultivated.
In 2010, after visiting several wine regions of the world, tasting and assessing their wines through international contests this wine was created as a way to express the terroir, the love and hard work of theis forefathers in the caring of the vineyards.
The Desconhecido (“The Unknown”) is in itself an homage to a family that for decades worked with passion, love and caring for the vineyards thei have today. It's also a call to follow our dreams and to leave the “comfort zone” to take chances and brave the unknown. We all look for the challenge, the essence, the origin...the unknown.
The Desconhecido is a wine, with a fruity character, to enjoy at any moment and for all that believe that the Desconhecido it’s much more than just a word... 

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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