Oppaco 2018

16.5 Points by Jancis Robinson

Grapes: Vinhão, Alvarinho & Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12% abv
Type: Dry Red Unfiltered
Vintage: 2018
Format: 75cl
Designation: Vinho Verde DOC
Region: Minho
Country: Portugal




Elegant wine of a lighter, although consistent, red-ruby colour that is different from the traditional dark red wines hailing from this region which are consumed young and usually appreciated with food. Vinhão grapes are very special, particularly in their tannin concentration and colour. It is therefore essential to combine them with other varieties like, in this case, Alvarinho and Pinot Noir, to produce a more elegant and somewhat restrained unfiltered wine. Simultaneous fermentation of 70% Vinhão, 15% Alvarinho and 15% Pinot Noir; this wine is also partially aged in French oak for 12 months.

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