QUINTA DE VALBOM RED
Producer Notes 2012
Mixture of traditional Douro grape varieties from old vines.
Concentrated violet color. Aroma of ripe red fruits, integrated with floral and wooden notes. Flavor with complex structure, red fruit and correct balance of acidity, reveal a long and elegant finish.
The winter of 2012 was marked by the lack of rain in the region. The vineyard responded with a delay in its growth, showing some heterogeneity in the evolution of the vegetative cycle. The summer was characterized by mild temperatures favoring a regular and slow ripening, preserving the natural qualities of the fruit, namely, sugars and acidity, foreseeing the production of fresh and balanced wines. The harvest started already towards the end of September in cooler temperatures than in previous years. Vinha do Rio was the first plot to be harvested on September 26th. After the manual selection of the grapes in the vineyard, on arrival at the winery, a new selection was made on a choice table, ensuring that the quality was preserved until entering the mills.