A wine made completely from old-vine Baga grapes, this wine begins the fermentation process with fully destemmed bunches in stone lagares. This is followed by malolactic fermentation in 100% new French oak barrels, where the wine will remain for 14 months.
Temperature-controlled fermentation of fully de-stemmed bunches in troughs and stainless steel tanks, following a long maceration. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels.
A wine that gets better with age, Vinhas Velhas de Santa Maria is deep red in color and has aromas of jam, prunes and cherries. Complex and full bodied, this wine has subtle notes of chocolate with an acidity typical of this variety over a long and persistent finish.
A good accompaniment to hunting birds (such as pheasant, quail or partridge), red meat (game or deer), grilled or roasted meat and aged, hard cheeses.