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Special Reserve Ruby

Sotto Voce

A vibrant ruby colour with a violet rim. A wine of great aromatic elegance, it reveals a magnificent nose of ripe wild berries. Delicate and young, this wine reveals a fruity and intense character, silky and warm on the palate, and a long and persistent finish.

16-18ºC

Best served at

Vertical

Storage

4 - 8 weeks

Stored after open

Port Wine

Pairings

Chocolate-Rich Puddings
Panacota with Blackberry Syrup
Medium-Strength Cheeses
Cheesecake
Chocolate Truffles
Camembert

Vinification

Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A very fine wine, made by blending wines of different harvests and ages.

Sotto Voce

Traditional Douro grape varieties, in particular Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.

The rows of vines are traditionally planted across the slope in horizontal terraces. More recently vines have been planted up the slope (called “vinha ao alto”, meaning vertically planted).

Schistous-sandstone (greywacke), interspersed with granite in some places.

Up to 600 meters.

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