Antonio Madeira 2019 Vinhas Velhas Tinto (Dão)
António makes more of this than his other wines, so it might be considered his flagship. But it is still a relatively small production. An old vines field blend (23 varieties, with a lot of Jaen), its nose is both rocky and perfumed, while the palate brims with iron power, which leaves a strikingly long finish. The measure of grittiness seems entirely appropriate to such a serious and confident wine.
Field blend of Jaen, Baga, Tinta Amarela and 20 other native grape varieties
2 weeks in lagares (open vats typical from Portugal)
Very gentle punchdown 2 mins on the morning and evening
Aging Duration (months)
Notes from the Producer: Our flagship wine, the red Vinhas Velhas comes from the blend of most of the small old vineyards cultivated by Antonio with dedication. It illustrates the philosophy of the domain.