Susana Esteban and Dirk Niepoort
2016

Reviews

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89+/100

2018/11Robert Parker

17,5/20

2018/11Revista de Vinhos

The Castelão, a Portuguese red wine grape, always surprised me because the capacity to make complex and structured wines, keeping the elegance and freshness. All these characteristics remembers me the wines from Burgundy (Borgonha, in Portuguese), and for that reason I challenged Dirk Niepoort, a Burgundy wine expert and enthusiastic, to make with me this Castelão “Sem Vergonha” (shameless). The result will surprise you!

DOC
_ Regional Alentejano
Varieties
_ 100% Castelão
Harvest
_ Hand-picked to 20Kg boxes and carefully selected at the cellar.
Vinification
_ Stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature, and low extraction.
Ageing
_ 12 months in used French oak barrels.
Bottling
_ April 2018
Production
_ 1950 bottles
Alcohol
_ 13
pH
_ 3.42
Total acidity
_ 5.4

Tasting note

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Cherry red color. Intense red fruits aromas, predominantly cherry. The oak is perfectly integrated in its aroma and flavor. Very soft on the tannins, equilibrated, elegant, fresh and structured, with a long and delicious finish.

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