Quinta da Pellada Barragem 2013
- Grape variety
- field blend with old local varieties
- Drinking window
- in open lagares
- in old vats for 2 years
In addition to his classic Pellada, Alvaro Castro also makes a few mini-cuvées based on small, very old plots of land that he found in the region and which he was able to convince the owners to sell to him. Barragem is one of them. Good for a production of 500 litres per year. The result is an impressive red Dão with great concentration and length. The storage potential is proportional.
Alvaro Casto perfectly embodies the essence of The Portugal Collection. At the end of 2018, Alvaro Casto will be harvesting his 30th vintage as an independent winegrower. We have been following him since 2003 and consider him to be one of Portugal's key winemakers, a player in the qualitative renaissance of Portuguese wines, if only because he has, almost single-handedly, put the Dão region back on the map. He has been assisted by his daughter Maria for several years. Their elegant wines make the region shine like in the good old days. His vineyards are located in the Dao region, on a granite terroir on a mountain plateau at an altitude of 450m.
Alvaro's more accessible vintages are marketed under the label of Quinta de Saes, while it bottles distinguished wines for laying down under the name Quinta da Pelleda.
The text below was borrowed from Jamie Goode's www.wineanorak.com with his permission.
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