The winery was founded in 1955 in the Douro Demarcated Region. With more than 1300 members, the wines in their cellar are the result of the work of families in the region, who keep the Douro landscape alive. The wines of Adega de Vila Real are recognized for their excellent quality/price ratio, and having been elected “Adega Cooperativa do Ano” (Cooperative Winery of the Year) by a leading local wine magazine.
The wine is a blend of the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz grape varieties, from the vintage of 2017.
The grapes were harvested manually. Then reception with immediate destemming and crushing, and being transported to the fermentation vats. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. Part of the batch ages for a period of 12 months in predominantly French oak, with a small percentage of American wood, adding complexity and a long finish.
The drink presents a deep ruby color.
Rich red and black fruits aromas on the nose, a mix of blueberry, blackberry, cherry and cranberry, with some spices and dried fruit notes, pepper, licorice, black raisin and prune, accompanied with floral smells of violet. From the barrel, intense aromas of oak, tobacco, vanilla, cedar and coffee.
On the palate, balanced, velvety flavors with smooth fruits, slightly pronounced tannins and low acidity. A full-bodied wine that combines the aromatic intensity of Touriga Franca, with the floral and fragrant aroma and structure of Touriga Nacional, together with the freshness and acidity of Tinta Roriz.
Very tasty, impressive red wine with a medium-long finish.
Alcohol content: 14 %
Consume this wine at 16 °C of temperature.
Pairing well with steak, burgers, lamb, tomato-based dishes, or blue cheese.
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