2017/11Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
The 2015 Branco Procura is a field blend from very old (80 years or so) Portalegre vines at 700 meters altitude. It was aged in used (seven year) French oak for eight months and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Showing a bit more depth and precision than the Aventura this issue, it also has a darker feel, probably due to the wood, with more complexity. That said, the wood doesn't show at all as such. The acidity obliterates it. The long finish is mouthwatering, with hints of tartness underneath. This is lighter-styled but very fine. With the acidity, this should age pretty well. Susana told me that she expects this to age ten years or more. Of course, there is very little track record, so let's be a bit conservative. In its lighter styled, elegant way, this is impressive and persistent. It will be interesting to see if this acquires complexity and truly develops as it ages.
Drink Date: 2017 – 2023
2017/09Vinho Grandes Escolhas
2017/09Guia de Vinhos
“BEST OF THE YEAR”
Two years after I had found the vineyard blocks for my Procura red wine, I found an unique and exceptional new vineyard in Portalegre, a much cooler par t of the Alentejo region. An old mixed vineyard, with extremely low yield, located in the slopes of Sao Mamede mountain range.This exceptionally fresh, but intense wine, is the result of this vineyard ́s age, location and complexity of the field blend.
- _ Regional Alentejano
- _ Mix of traditional Portuguese varieties.
- _ Hand picked to 20kg boxes and carefully selected at the cellar.
- _ Started fermenting on stainless steel tanks and finished fermentation at second and third year French oak barrels.
- _ 8 months at second and third years French oak barrels.
- _ July 2016
- _ 3000 bottles
Shows an intense citric character together with dry-straw aromas. Mineral and very elegant, it shows complex flavors and a strong mineral character with great acidity. Procura white wine has an elegant finish with firm acidity and great concentration.
- _ 13.5
- Total acidity
- _ 6.3
- _ 3.13