Vieira de Sousa Red Grande Reserva 2013

Douro

Vieira de Sousa Red Grande Reserva 2013

Our Vieira de Sousa Grand Reserve is produced with grapes from two special vineyards: Our Touriga Franca from Agua Alta and an old vineyard from Quinta do Fojo Velho. The result of the two of them is a very elegant and full bodied wine. The structure comes from the old vineyards and the silkiness comes from the Touriga Franca.
The main grape variety is Tourga Franca: 50% and the other 50% is a field blend of many varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and many more. This old vineyard has more than 20 varieties, old ones that are not planted anymore in the new vineyards. This is what makes the old vineyards so special.
The 2013 harvest began earlier than usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity and avoid high degrees of alcohol. After a careful selection on entering the cellar, the grapes were vinified, made the malol- actic fermentation and aged in french barrels of 225L.

Tasting notes

Typical notes of plum and rockrose reveal a classic Douro. Deep and multidimensional, with many layers to discover. Good volume in the mouth, firm and compact structure, with very expresssive tannins. This is a wine with a great ageing potential and lots of character.

Anos

2013 2017

Producer Vieira de Sousa - Vines & Wines, Lda
Region Douro
Soil Type Schist
Vineyards Quinta da Fonte – Celeiros do Douro
Grape Varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto cão, Tinta Roriz
Harvest Method Hand Picked
Fermentation Stainless Steel Tank
Residual sugar 0,6g/L
Alcohol 13% vol.
pH 3.32
Total Acidity 5,4g/L Tartaric Acid