Vinha Maria Dao Reserva Red

Cabriz is a leading winery in the Dao region founded in 1990. Excellent value for money and known as a brand related to high quality wines in Portugal. They are from the iconic region of Dao in northern Portugal which is known for its magnificent mountains (Estrela, Caramulo and Bussaco) and the unique microclimate that is in symbiosis with its indigenous grape varieties. Cabriz excel in this beautiful area in making wines of unique character, fantastic value and excellent gastronomic potential.

The Vinha Maria Reserva Red was created to be the big brother of the entry level Vinha Maria Red. The goal was always to keep the fresh, modern and juicy profile with a bold extra layer of complexity! This has been fantastically well achieved whilst keeping the price low for the quality of the wine.

Vinification

The grapes are crushed with total destemming then fermentation at 26°C and a long skin maceration. It then spends 6 months in barrels and 2 months minimum in the bottle before it goes to market.

Tasting Notes

The wine has the appearance of deep claret and this is due to the grapes in the blend being very dark skinned. On the nose it has a distinct intensity and is predominantly dark fruit confit, balsamic with hints of caramelised onions and beetroot. The wine offers wonderful notes on the palate that comes from aging in high quality barrels. It is fruity, smooth and elegant with balsamic and warm spiced notes then it all comes together in a harmonious style.

Pair with soft cheese, game or steak pies, stews with warm spices and grains. Lovely with grilled red meat or an indulgent dark chocolate tart.

Vintages: Important Note

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