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2016 Quinta do Boavista Rufia Tinto

2016 Quinta do Boavista Rufia Tinto
Dao, Portugal

40% Jaen (Mencía), 40% Tinta Pinheira (Rufete) and 20% Touriga Nacional - all organic. The wine spends 8-10 days on the skins and spontaneously ferments in open, non-temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for about 8 to 10 days. The wine rests on the lees for 9 months in used 400L French oak barrels after malolactic fermentation. Unfiltered. Minimal sulfur addition at bottling. Not chaptalized or acidified; no use of any other additives. Tart fruit, bright aromatics, lots of blueberry and cranberry notes with fresh herbs and underbrush. Low alcohol yet medium bodied and dense flavor profile. Located in Penalva do Castelo in the Dão, a region in north-central Portugal, João Tavares de Pina is extremely proud of his wines. João’s 18th century family home is surrounded by his organically maintained vineyards, where the distance from the Atlantic and the shelter of the nearby granite mountains allows for mild winters and moderate summers. It is here he seeks to create wines of great intensity, expression, minerality, and finesse, hoping to live up to the 19th century adage of the Dão being the “Burgundy of the South.”
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SKU: IN0000457
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Dao