Duorum Reserva Old Vines 2018

This wine is an old-vine field blend up to 100 years old consisting mainly of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca with small quantities of Tinta Roriz and Sousão. The grapes are sourced from the Cima Corgo and  Douro Superior sub-regions, which offer exceptional terroir and a range of elevations and vineyard characteristics. The grapes are harvested from September to October and undergo a cold maceration in lagares for two to three days. The wine is aged approximately 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels.

Wine Production

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes originating from 100-year-old vines are carefully selected and de-stemmed. Pre-fermentive maceration at low temperatures with machine treading in stainless steel troughs takes place, following fermentation at controlled temperatures between 25ºC and 28ºC in stainless steel tanks. Pumpovers and delestage processes are then started in order to obtain the best possible extraction through a careful selection limited to the chosen constituents followed by a long post-fermentative maceration.

Tasting Notes

Deep red color. Concentrated, intense and complex aroma dominated by ripe black fruits, blackberries, cassis, and gooseberry, also showing floral aromas of violet and exotic wood. Aromas of spices result from elevage in the barrels. All these aspects contribute to excellent aromatic complexity that will increase with time. Well balanced acidity with firm and ripe tannins. These characteristics make it a full bodied and powerful wine with a long, persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted pork dishes, aged salumi, and chorizo.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
DOURO DOC
Vineyard size
375 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Guyot and Royat cord unilateral
Elevation
495-1,650 feet
Vines/acre
1,200-2,000
Average Vine Age
100
Yield/acre
1.2 tons
Exposure
Northern / Northeastern
Total SO2
111
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
2007
Bottles produced of this wine
20000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
Field blend from very old vines, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousão
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
6-9 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L and 300 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12-18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.58
Residual sugar
.6 g/L
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Dry extract
32.3 g/L

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