Vintage Ruby

Burmester Vintage 2016

Ruby colour. Exuberant, rich and elegant nose, where hints of red fruit, cassis, stems and light menthol notes stand out. In the mouth it is very elegant and delicate, keeping with the profile of Burmester’s vintage wines with a firm structure, always combined with ripe fruit and excellent acidity. Long and harmonious finish.

16º - 18ºC

Temperature

Horizontal

Storage

1 - 2 days

Store after opened

Port Wine

Pairings

Chocolate
Black Chocolate Mousse
Hard Cheeses
Fondants with Currant Sauce
Blue Cheeses

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 vats (lagares) 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. Wine of exceptional quality, made from one single harvest, bottled between 2 and 3 years after harvest. A deep-red wine, complex, full-bodied and with remarkable ageing potential.

Burmester Vintage 2016

50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca from plus 25 years old vines.

The vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and, more recently, they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes, so called “Vinha ao Alto” (vertically planted vines).

Schist greywacke ante-Ordovician, with some inclusions of a geological formation of granitic involving nature.

Up to 600 meters.

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Awards and Honors

Wine Spectator 2018 - 94 pts
Wine - Os melhores do Ano 2016 - 18,5 pts
Tasting Panel Mag (Andy Blue) - 93 pts
CMB 2016 - Gold Medal
DWWA 2016 - Gold Medal
IWSC 2016 - Gold Medal
IWC 2016 - Gold Medal
WoPChallenge 2016 - Great Gold Medal
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