Quinta da Pellada Álvaro Castro Muleta Tinto 2015
The wine year 2015 in Dao was characterized by a drier winter than in the previous year. However, the rain in spring made it possible to retain water reserves in the soil in the dry spring and summer months. As it was an early year, the wine was already in its final ripening phase in July, and the harvest started at the end of August, a week earlier than last year. The grapes that came from Alvaro's oldest vines were carefully transported to the cellar, where they were pressed. This wine is the result of efforts by Alvaro Castro and his team to preserve the enormous genetic wealth that fortunately still exists in the Dao region. The Muleta wine combines many old and indigenous grape varieties from very old vineyards in the Dao region. On the nose it captivates with its dark plum aromas and a little baked fig. The wine shows deep aromas, great complexity and a crystalline minerality. It captivates with its purity and finesse, which is characterized by fresh red berry notes and spicy notes. The wine is fresh and velvety on the palate and vibrates with tension. The balance between minerality and tannin structure results in an incomparable complexity and elegance, which results in a lingering, elegant and expressive finish. A brilliant wine from Alvaro Castro.