Wine Palmeirim d’ Inglaterra Vinhas Velhas Manuel Veiga Sarmento Red 2020 75cl ( Old Vineyards)
Region: Chaves, DOC Trás-os-Montes
Soil: Granitic origin with sandy texture.
Climate: Temperate with continental characteristics.
Varieties: Old vines, over 80 years old, the varieties Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional, Bastardo, Tinta Barroca and Castelão were identified.
The plot of 1.1 ha with east-west orientation, planted at an altitude of 350 meters.
Vinification and maturation: Manual harvest. Destemming followed by slight crushing of the berries.
Cold pre-fermentation maceration.
Fermentation with moderate temperature control and gentle manual “pigeage”.
Post-fermentation maceration. Pressing.
Aging of the wine in stainless steel until its bottling, in May 2022.
Ruby color with some intensity.
Fruity aroma with forest notes, in layers, of some complexity and depth.
Palate is concentrated but fresh, with a good structure given by soft tannins. Long finish.
Consumption: It should be enjoyed at a temperature of 16-18ºC. Goes well with strong cheeses, red meats and smoked meats.
We suggest opening the bottle an hour before serving.
Aging potential: by the end of 2035
Winemakers: Rui Cunha / Sérgio Alves
It’s worth it.
“De por si es muy bueno.”
In D. Quixote de La Mancha about the chivalry novel Palmeirim D´Inglaterra, written by Francisco de Moraes, from Trás-os-Montes,
ancestor of the owners of the farms where this wine was born. From Literature to wine, the distinction remains.