Chasing Harvest Douro DOC Via Rock and Stone 2013



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This is the first vintage for a new wine that is meant to respect some of the great traditions of the Douro. This wine is sourced from wines 50 - 60 year old vines from the single Quinta da Costa vineyard. A careful determination was made to harvest select sections of Touriga Nacional (31%), Tinta Roriz (39%), and Touriga Franca (30%). The wine fermented naturally in a traditional stone lagar and treaded by foot. The wine was then aged in a combination of neutral barrel and stainless steel tank to preserve varietal and Douro character. ‘Via Rock and Stone’ reflects the two defining features of this wine, the vines grow in schist rock soil and then is fermented in a traditional granite stone lager. The wine expresses aromas of dark fruits, blackberries and violets with richness, good acidity and a lingering finish.

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