Quinta da Romaneira Sino da Romaneira Douro Red 2010

£17.99

 

TASTING NOTE

The Sino 2010 is a very pretty, light, delicate expression of the Douro terroir. Floral and spicy with notes of black pepper and rose petal characteristics. Well-balanced, smooth and fresh it has a harmonious finish.

There are 85 hectares of vineyard which have been replanted with the principal aim of producing dry wines and a small range of ports. The vineyards are planted mainly with classic Douro varieties and all 80 hectares of red grapes are planted on “A” grade Douro Schist terraces.  Yields are typically very low, ranging from 20 – 25 hectolitres per hectare. The name “Sino“ refers to the Portuguese word for the ancient bell that hangs over the entrance to the main house of the Quinta, and which is reproduced on the label of the wine.

After 3 years of drought, 2010 had an exceptionally wet winter with rainfall well above average. There followed an extremely hot and dry summer, without a drop of rain in July and August, which delayed maturation. The vines shut down with very high temperatures, but they were able to keep the humidity using the replenished water tables during the hot summer. The vines managed to maintain very good foliage throughout the year, which allowed good preservation of the grapes. September early rains brought the vines back to life allowing maturation to resume its course. The harvest was delayed, taking place in September 2010. Yields were high compared to 2009 and 2008.

The grapes were pressed and then fermented, with occasional pump-overs, in stainless steel vats with temperature control at 25-28ºC. The wine aged in 100% French oak for 12 months before bottling.

40% Touriga Nacional
30% Touriga Franca
30% Tinta Roriz

13% abv

Quinta da Romaneira Sino da Romaneira Douro Red 2010
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