Passadouro Reserva 2016

Passadouro Reserva is made from a field blend of the schistous, 70-year-old Passadouro vineyard. The blend comprises over 30 indigenous varieties including Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Nacional.  The grapes are foot-trodden and fermented in a traditional granite lagar and aged in 50% new French oak for 18 months. The exceptional quality of this wine earned its “reserva” designation from Douro’s wine regulation body, the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP).

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in color, this wine features intense aromas of black fruit and spice. The palate is rich yet balanced with firm tannins, impressive concentration, and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with roast lamb, wild boar ragu, or venison.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Passadouro and Sibio vineyards
Vineyard size
100 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
330-1,155 feet
Vines/acre
2,600
Yield/acre
1.4 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1952-2001
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
5,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
A field blend of over 30 varieties
Fermentation container
Stone troughs
Age of Aging Container
50% new and 50% second passage
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
75 °F
Maceration technique
Foot-trodden
Maceration length
11
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
18 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
18 months

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