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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.
Redoma Reserva comes from very old vineyards with more than 80 years old, planted above 600 m of altitude. For Redoma Reserva, the aim is to reach more complexity and deepness, but also more lightness and elegance. Small portions of granite soil contribute for the special mineral flavor and enhances the freshness of the wine.
2009 was a very fresh year until the beginning of August. A good amount of water in the soil and a cold weather, unusual in the Douro Valley, was leading us to a long maturation season. But incredible high temperatures from 12th of August onwards, resulted in a very fast maturation process all over the region without any shrivel berry. Harvest started earlier, in the beginning of September.After a first selection of the grapes in the vineyard, a very meticulous selection was undertaken before destemming and gentle pressing, without any maceration. The must obtained was left to settle at low temperature and then transferred to small 228l casks of French oak, for natural fermentation. The wine aged in casks, on lees without stirring, for 9 months without malolactic fermentation.