In the streets of Penalva do Castelo, in the center of Dão, everyone knows Senhor Francisco through two simple things: the style and the grapes. The shape is rough and difficult to handle, the grapes are sweet and treated as if they were family. After hearing this story, the Casca Wines winemakers wasted no time. They found this Carpanha Vineyard, in the center of Penalva. A real Old Vineyard, miraculously planted in a stretch of clayey earth. Everything different, everything good and everything unique. With a simple handshake (and the promise of a few bottles), Senhor Francisco agreed to sell the treasure of his bunches, allowing us to treat the grapes with the usual care and pour their juice into six good barrels. Two years later this wine was born.
Thanks! To Mr. Francisco, for never having stopped cultivating a unique vineyard and for agreeing to sell us such special grapes.
First year of production - 2010
Vineyard 89 km from the Atlantic coast at 526 m of altitude - Penalva do Castelo - 56 years old / 8 ton. 2796 plants per hectare.
Driving system - Royat cord.
Harvest in the 2nd week of September, 100% harvest by hand
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. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels.
Bergamot, with notes of violets, blueberries, forest, balsamic and aromatic herbs. Wood and spice nuances.
Complex with notes of blackberries, blueberries and balsamic with volume, in a firm and elegant structure.
Pata negra, soft paste (Serra da Estrela), game stew and roast lamb.
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