This estate at Vila Nova de Tazém, in Gouveia county, has poor quality, granite soils. Matured for 12 months in French (80%) and Russian (20%) oak barrels.
Lifted aromas of wild black fruit, off-set with some spicy, smoky notes. The palate has black cherry, mocha and some grip - well-balanced by fruit acidity - to give an elegant yet structured wine with a fresh herbal, black fruit finish. Some savoury development on the palate adds complexity.
Excellent warming winter wine with robust stews and roast meat.