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Azul Portugal Douro Reserva Azul Portugal Douro Reserva

Vinification: Harvested in 22 kg boxes. Destemmed and crushed, 12 hours pre-maceration fermentation at 34ºC to increase enzyme function; pre-selected yeast; alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures (22-24ºC); light remontage (pumping over)
Type: Red Wine
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (Aragonez).
Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas
Winemaker: Francisco Baptista.
Region: D.O.C. - Douro
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Year: 2015

Colour: Ruby red core
Aroma: Very concentrated and complex, ripe fruit with notes on vanilla due to oak barrel ageing
Ageing: 70% of the wine aged in second and third year French barriques for 10 months; the rest of the wine aged in stainless steel vats
Soil: Schist
Taste: Very elegant and structured. Long finish with lingering notes of ripe fruit
Final Notes: A long lingering finish
Gastronomy: Mediterranean cuisine, pasta and mild soft cheese

Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: <0.6 gr/L
pH: 3.72
Acidity: 4.6 gr/L
Temperature: 18 ºC

Bottle: Borgonha
Capacity: 750 ml
EAN bottle: 5604742000240
EAN Case: 15604742000247
Bottles per case: 6
CASE Net Weight: 4.5 Kg
CASE Gross Weight: 8.30 Kg
Dimensions: 24*30*18
CASES per pallet: 96 (12*8)
Pallet Weight: 825 Kg

Awards:

Vintage 2015

  • 90 points/Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast, June 2018

Vintage 2014

  • 89 points - Wine Enthusiast, May 2017

Vintage 2012

  • 88 points - Wine Enthusiast October 2015

Vintage 2009

  • 89 points- Wine Enthusiast August Issue
  • Gold Medal - Vinalies Internationales 2012
  • 85 points eRobertParker.com - December 2011

Vintage 2007

  • Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge London 2010
  • Silver Medal - Vinalies Internationales Paris 2010


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