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Tiara is a fresh and elegant white wine.The slow fermentation (three to five months) and the altitude of the vines give elegance and freshness, whilst the age of the vines (an average of 60 years) is responsible for its concentration.
This reinvented Tiara also boasts a new image, a more elegant and distinguished bottle and a new capsule.
2008 was a fresh year ideal for the Douro wines. Similar to 2007, the rain fall during the growing season was important to maintain humidity levels of the soils, that led to longer maturation process. Cold nights during maturation period were very important to maintain fresh aroma character in grapes until harvest. Lower yields than 2007 gave high concentration to all wines.
The grapes were harvested during all month of September. After total destemming, the grapes were pressed and the juice was decanted for 18 hours, fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks with fine lees for more than four months and malolactic fermentation was blocked after alcoholic fermentation. The wine was bottled in the first week of June.