Marcio Lopes Anel Red Reserva Douro 2020, Portgal
Region - Douro Valley
Grapes - Touriga National, Touriga Franca
Winemaking - Douro Superior is the most recently planted sub-region of Douro, and is also the warmest and driest with the smallest number of hectares. The Anel Reserva
is sourced from a vineyard in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, to the left side of the Douro river. The vineyard is planted at an altitude of 250 metres, with 25 yearold vines, on a mixture of ‘Xiste’ or schist and slate soil.
Cellars - Fruit is hand harvested and transported to the winery in 18-20 kg plastic tubs; grapes are destemmed and fermented in traditional Portuguese lagars before ageing in used oak barrels for 6 months.
Tasting Note - The warm and dry climate has resulted in a deeply concentrated, powerful wine that shows off classic Douro flavours of blackcurrant and violet with black cherry and guiding tannins.