Tinta Negra (aka Molar, Saborinho).
Tinta Negra is part of the ancient vineyards of Madeira Island, being still today the basis for the wines that made the island famous. Outside Madeira Island it is a rare grape variety that can only be found in regions where the sea is close by, gaining another name like Molar in Colares or Saborinho in the Azores. "Villões" is the nickname that the Porto-Santenses give to the Madeirans, which comes from the name vila (town) that gained a double connotation. This is our Tinta Negra from Villões.
Age of vines: about 40 years.
Location: Estreito de Câmara de Lobos - south side of Madeira Island.
7398 numbered bottles of 0,75L released in July 2022.
Keep at 12-14ºC to be served at 16ºC and drink at 18ºC.
The grapes were harvested manually, transported in boxes of 20kg and selected in a sorting table. Destemming 70% and whole bunch 30%. Fermentation occurred spontaneously, followed by 40 days of maceration. Aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
Open ruby color. Intense nose, notes of fresh crushed strawberry, some vegetable. Fresh attack, textured, good acidity, repeating the aromas of the nose. Great persistence.
Very elegant and fresh, excellent for fish and meat transition, for more complex fishes and light meats.