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Mateau Nicolau de Almeda 'Trans-Douro-Express', Cima Corgo, Douro, Portugal 2021

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TOURIGA FRANCA, TOURIGA NACIONAL, SOUSÃO, and BLEND
PLUSH & BOLD and EARTHY & COMPLEX
ORGANIC FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+
DOURO
PORTUGAL

Organically-farmed and crafted with care, this red from Mateau Nicolau de Almeda is bursting with complex flavors from over 10 varieties grown in the Douro region's schist bedrock and loam topsoil. Experience the delicate extraction of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, and Bastardo in the delightful Trans-Douro-Express.

Winemaker: Mateau Nicolau de Almeda

Farming: Organic ("certified")

Variety: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Sousão, Tinta Amarela and Bastardo

Terroir: Schist bedrock and variations of topsoil composition, mostly loam (clay and sand mixture) topsoil and are very poor with low water retention.
Vinification: The wines are a blend of more than ten varieties and crafted with the same basic processes in the cellar: all destemmed and spontaneously co-fermented in 4000L concrete vats. Extractions are gently done one time per day (maximum) with pumpovers, or pigeage by feet and hands for four to five days prior to pressing.

Aging: They’re aged in the same concrete vats for eight months, racked a few times during aging, lightly filtered, and sometimes fined. Total sulfite levels range between 40-50 ppm(mg/L) with the first addition usually made prior to fermentation.

Tasting Note: Garnet color. Aromas of red fruits, sour cherry and hummus. In the mouth it is elegant and complex. It shines through the silky texture of the tannins.

Score: 92 pts Decántalo