Adega de Colares Arenae Ramisco Tinto 2012
ID: 675 Available: 23
Country of Origin:Portugal
Region:Lisboa / Colares
Origin Denomination:D.O.C. Colares
Style:Dry red wine
Grape Varieties:100% Ramisco de Colares
Ageing:5 years in French oak barrels
Alcohol Content %:12,5
Producer:Adega Regional de Colares, C.R.L.
Awards & Scores:17pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas
Located between Sintra Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, 25 km from Lisbon. Westernmost wine demarcated region of continental Europe and the smallest still wine producing region in Portugal. Ramisco Ancient and rare grape sort, only grown in this area. Cultivated in the traditional phyloxera-free sandy soils without root stock grafting, located at less than 1 km (0,62 miles)from the Atlantic Coast at an average altitude of 110 m (360 feet). Due to the closeness of the sea, the climate is very specific, with a muscular Atlantic influence, i.e. moderate temperatures, strong and salty winds and a high percentage of air moisture. Mists are common till mid-morning due to the presence of the Sintra Mountain, to the South. No trellis system. The vines are free, crawling on the sand, with the cordons stretching horizontally. By August, the clusters are propped up with the use of small cane sticks -pontões-. Plants must be shielded from sea wind, which is accomplished through hand-made palisades of dried canes sewn with wicker. Properties are generally small and bound by loose stone walls. Aged for five years in exotic wood vats, followed by one more year in small oak barrels (5 year old). Light-ruby colour with medium intensity. The unique bouquet shows character of wild cherry in a balsamic cedar-resin backdrop. Clean fruit with an Atlantic character in the palate, reminding pine seed. Earthy dry texture with a mineral acidity. With ageing, the colour changes to an “onion-peel” tawny and the wine shows its full aromatic complexity. Suits well roasted meats (lamb), game, mushrooms and chesses. The bottles should be handled carefully and opened some time before tasting.
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