A Torna dos pasas
Aged a year in 1-5 year old 300 litre wood. Un-filtered, not cold stabilised. The reds come from the lower slopes above Rio Arnoia, and weigh in at around 12% a/v.
This has a great nose: lovely ashen rose-floral red fruits, with bracken, garnet spices (toasted red fenugreek) and a hint of roast meat. There’s a touch of saline at the rim of a gently round palate, beautifully balancing fruit, ash, flesh and spice with gentle tannins sloping outwards and yielding to the saline-acid fresh rim. Super.