Monte Cascas Ícone Colares Tinto 2012

Colares - DOC

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Bottle - 750 ml.
Bottle - 750 ml.

It is said to be the most private wine region in the world. With the most original vines, the most difficult production and the most peculiar flavor. That's why there are so few producers who dare to enter Colares. In 2008 Casca Wines decided to be one of them. And he bet he could make a new forward-looking Necklaces. Respecting all the unique traditions of the area - the sand ground grapes, the artisanal method of tying, the production in a local winery... - and adding the talent and professionalism that only a young and dedicated company can give. In the name of tradition.

Acknowledgments: To the village of Almoçageme, for having received us with so much sympathy and emotion. To José Baeta, producer and great oenophile, who against all the ocean winds in the region opened the doors of Adega Viúva Gomes for us to make this great wine.

First year of production - 2009

 Vine A. is located 1 km from the Atlantic coast at 111m altitude. Vine B. 0.9 km from the Atlantic coast at 106m altitude. Vineyards over 80 years old.

Driving system - The vines spread their cards horizontally across the sand. The cords and new releases are lifted from the sand 6 to 8 weeks before the harvest by reeds of about 25cm - “pontões”.

Harvest in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of September, 100% harvest by hand.

Red wine
  • Ramisco N
Colares - DOC
  • Sand
  • Clay
18 months in French oak barrels
The grapes are partially de-stemmed (30%) and crushed directly into a press, 3 days of cold maceration; 12 days of alcoholic fermentation with temperature control, gentle treading twice a day; 22 days of “cuvaison”. Fermentation
Vegetable notes, earthy and withered roses.
Elegant and austere with earthy and mineral notes. All elements are in balance in a long and persistent finish.
By itself, shells, mushrooms and “filet mignon”.
Pale ruby
Residual sugar
2018 to 2035

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