Saborinho (aka: Tinta Negra, Molar de Colares) is one of the traditional grape varietals of the Azores Islands that almost disappeared from our vineyards. In an unique and unusual terroir, in the middle of the ocean, the vines are planted in the rock cracks at the foothills of Pico's volcanic mountain, so close to the sea "that one can hear the crabs singing", as it's where there is more sun and heat. This proximity to the sea, sometimes just from a few metres, obliged the protection of the vines from the strong and salty Atlantic winds by stone walls (known as currais) builted by the Man. This limited edition of 710 bottles tests the potential of this grape. The result? A fresh red wine, with a ligth color, salty, iodine and complex, teasing the palate with something that could have only been born in the sea.
Open color, grenadine, very intense nose, lots of personality, acidic strawberry aromas, notes of earth, truffle with a breeze of iodine and sea. In the mouth attack medium body, much textured, salt, acidity always present, repeats the iodine and earth.
710 bottles of 0,75L.
Grapes from the islands of São Miguel and Pico, hand picking, sorting table, partial destemming (30% whole bunch) with 20 days of skin contact, 12 months in neutral barrels with two years of bottle stage.
An elegantly red with acidity that is halfway between complex fish dishes and elegant meat dishes where acidity is missing and where iodine and sea or earth and truffle are dominant notes.
Store at 12-14ºC, to be served at 16ºC for drinking at 18ºC.