16 Oct Zambujeiro 2011
Red Wine 2011
Vinho Regional Alentejano, Borba, Portugal
33% Petit Verdot, 27% Alicante Bouschet, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Touriga Nacional ,16% vol Alc.
Handpicked, selection by hand, maceration, fermentation in wooden fermenters, 6 weeks skin contact, malolactic fermentation in barrels, 24 months barrel aged in new French oak barrels.
A perfect year in the vineyards produced this stunning wine. It has an almost black colour and opens a dark, complex bouquet of wild berries, tobacco and cedarwood. Dense and tight in structure, still with mouthcoating tannins, lots of lush, sweet fruit extract, balanced by a fresh acidity, and comes with an almost endless finish. It is a big and opulent wine, made for ageing and improving in the bottle for at least 10 years.
With all kind of meat, pastas or alone.
Serve between 15 – 17°C.
Drink 2015 – 2030.