Cabrioletsusana esteban2015




2017/11Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

The 2015 Cabriolet is a Touriga Nacional that comes in at 14% alcohol. It was aged in used French oak for 12 months after fermentation in stainless steel. This is closer to a Dão style than typical Alentejo, fresh and elegant with fine acidity supporting the fruit. The mid-palate shows finesse—yet it has plenty of concentration—and the finish is filled with flavor. It seems like the pure essence of Touriga. Then, add all those Touriga aromatics. This doesn't hit you over the head but the more I tasted it, the more I liked it. Although at the moment I'd say the Procura 2013 is Susana's best red, this might surpass it in time just based on its sheer exuberance. There were just 1,450 bottles produced.

Drink Date: 2017 – 2030

In 2015 for the first time, since I made wines in the Alentejo, a Touriga Nacional surprised me by its sharpness and complexity.

I decided to bottle it in 2017, and so the first Cabriolet was born, which will only "circulate" again when a particular grape, in a certain year, will surprise us again.

_ Regional Alentejano
_ 100% Touriga Nacional
_ Hand picked to 20kg boxes and carefully selected at the cellar.
_ Wine press with controlled temperature.
_ March 2017
_ 1.500 Bottles

Deep violet color. Intense floral aroma, predominantly violet. The wood is perfectly integrated in both the aroma and the mouth.

_ 14.2
Total acidity
_ 5.4
_ 3.84
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