Redoma Reserva is made with grapes from ancient 80 years old vines, planted at an altitude of 600 metres in mica schist soils. Since its creation in 1995, the main aim of producing this wine has been to express the character of the Douro old vineyards. At the end of the ageing period, the best barrels are selected, considering their minerality, complexity and ageing potential and not necessarily those with the most expressive aromas.
The weather conditions of the viticultural year 2015 were very favourable, with sun, a warm temperature and low humidity, allowing a homogeneous vegetative growth. One of the particular features of this year was the vineyard ability to remain hydrated during ripening. In late August, early September, the basal leaves still remained green and moist, with hydrated berries and a thick, firm skin.
The grapes were harvested at the beginning of September and after careful selection on the sorting table, they were pressed slowly for controlled extraction. Without skin maceration, the must rested for 24 hours, followed by slow alcoholic fermentation in French oak 228 litre barrels. Redoma Reserva aged for 10 months without bâtonnage.