Year - 2015, an excellent Vintage
Grapes - 18+ grape varieties, dominated by Touriga Nacional, from Tedo's estate's old (40+/-year-old) field blended vines.
Terroir - schist soil, Mediterranean climate (low yearly rainfall and dry, hot summers), grade A classified vineyards.
Winemaking - hand-picked, estate-grown grapes undergo pre-fermentation line-up maceration with foot-treading in traditional lagares for 3 days followed by 3 days of temperature-controlled fermentation to more slowly extract the grapes' soft tannins, complex aromas, and rich colors. These characteristics are preserved while aging in minimal contact with oxygen in large 7000 liter (1850 gallon) foudres before being Vintage-quality approved by the IVDP and bottled, unfiltered, within 2 years of the harvest to, ideally, age for 10+ years in bottle.
Alcohol - 19.5%
See - deep ruby with brownish highlights.
Smell - black fruit (mature blackberries, black prunes, and black cherries); elegant and complex.
Sip - soft, generous, and dense blackberry with a touch of oak; as well as velvety tannins offering a mild, long, and persistent finish.
Enjoy - now or by 2030+, cool (15°C/60°F), on its own or in the company of dark chocolate cakes, strong cheeses, friends, family, and other Vintage Port Wine aficionados/as!