For the first time at the "Dos Lusíadas" estate, Michel Chapoutier has harvested the white grapes of the new wine, Eleivera, on August 17, 2017.
These white grapes Rabigato, Gouveio, Códega do Larinho and Viosinho present a beautiful tension and intense floral aromas.
The vineyards of Cima Corgo, in the Douro, are planted mainly on granitic arenas more or less deep, which gives a wine that shows character and tension in the mouth.
One of the plots is composed of schist, which adds smoothness to this assemblage.
Summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and wet
A small wonder of the Douro region that will enchant you with its freshness and its fruity flavor.
A 100% Touriga Nacional, the star grape of Portugal with a flexible nature and a beautiful structure.
Balanced and fresh. Long finish with floral presence that will follow to the end.
Michel Chapoutier's new wine, created in Douro at Dos Lusíadas, is a blend of indigenous Alto Douro varieties, such as Rabigato, Gouveio, Códega do Larinho.
It was produced by Michel Chapoutier, who arrived in the Douro in 2009 and upon seeing a geology very similar to that of Vallée du Rhône had a clear vision of producing wines from a small plot of three hectares.
Straw color very light. Passionate aroma with citrus notes, predominating the grapefruit and the clementine.
In the mouth is very silky and greedy.
A clear colour, deep black with sustained crimson highlights. The nose is powerful, showing dark fruit at first, along with some “garrigue” and spicy notes. Aromas of fruit (cherries, prunes) macerated in “eau de vie” can also be detected. The whole is underpinned by mineral notes (graphite) that bring a great deal of freshness. Palate: big and full on the mouth: Big and full on the palate supported by impressive velvety structure. There’s flesh, weight and depth, all rounded off by an incredibly long finish. The dark fruit comes through again, giving a crisp sensation underpinned by nice mineral tautness that endows this wine with freshness and remarkable balance. Mature from. Another great achievement from Michel Chapoutier in Portugal.
The wine is still evolving since the last tasting held.
Good notes of ripe fruit, slightly spicy and with a hint of wood (vanilla).
Soft in the tasting and with rounder tannins, providing a tasting with great pleasure.
Long finish, persistent, precise.
A big surprise!
Bottled in honor of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, this is a unique wine, made from a vineyard in Rio Torto mostly planted in the 1940s, traditionally planted as a field blend of more than 30 grape varieties. A very rare wine, only bottled in exceptional years, and in very small quantities (4.358 bottles).