This Redoma is an outstanding example of the Douro Valley’s potential to produce crisp, linear and uncomplicated white wines without underplaying the unmistakable complexity of the old vines, the terroir and the mica-schist soils of this region.
Fresh and delicate on the nose, this wine’s complexity and character is supported by a subtle fruity profile with notes of citrus and pineapple, floral nuances as well as herbaceous and nutty hints.
The palate shows good structure and excellent acidity, following through to a dry and piquant finish. This Douro white delights with its fantastic balance and ageing potential.
The 2021 vintage produced larger yields than expected. At Quinta de Nápoles, this meant an increase of 50% as compared to the previous year.
The 2021 harvest began on 11 August, with ideal indicators: musts with high acidity levels, low alcohol as well as beautifully firm skin on the berries made for well-balanced red and white wines.
Some instability in the weather during the month of September led to our cellars receiving an exceptionally large number of bunches, with various levels of ripeness according to their geographical origins.
The grapes for the Redoma Reserva were refrigerated and transported to the cellars where they were meticulously sorted before undergoing a slow and gentle pressing. The must was left to settle without skin contact for 24 hours, followed by a slow alcoholic fermentation in wooden barrique barrels. In these same barrels, the Redoma Reserva matured for 9 months, with complete malolactic fermentation.