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Douro red wine Is it Sousão or is it Vinhão?
Maçanita
Douro red wine Is it Sousão or is it Vinhão?
24,95€
Including VAT

Capacity

0,75L

Range

Unique Varieties

Wines Variety

Red

Grape Varieties

Sousão

Producer

Maçanita Vinhos

Harvest

2021

Wine Regions

Douro

Wine Freshness

Fresh

Wine Styles

Full Bodied Wine

DOC - Douro


Vintage


2021

Grapes


100% Sousão

Concept


Sousão is a dyeing variety (i.e. with color in the pulp) from the North of the country - "it is said to come from the banks of the Lima river" - Girão wrote in 1822. He also says that it has so much color that one can use the skins "to make an excellent dye to cover the wines lacking color", as if describing the current role of Sousão in the Douro. Further north, the same variety with the virile name of Vinhão, is drunk raw, extreme, rough and proud as a bastion of the last signs of rurality. So is this Sousão or Vinhão?

Origin


Cima Corgo, 270m altitude, 70m above the river.

Vinification


The grapes are hand picked and transported in 18 kg boxes. In the winery, press, cold maceration and 100% maturation in new French oak barrels for 14 months.

Tasting Notes


Elegant and intense ruby color as Sousão can give us. In the aroma one can feel the freshness, a velvety attack with a good middle of mouth and a persistent finish.

Launching


2000 bottles in April 2023.

Alcohol


13,0%

Storage and Service


Store at 12ºC to be served at 16ºC and drink at 18ºC.

Gastronomy


Goes well with meat, game and lamb.


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