Bergamota - DOC Dao Red

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95 points 

Bergamota is the expression of elegance and aristocracy. Plenty of violet notes typical of Touriga Nacional. Dense and complex. “Very deep mulberry core with black inflections. The rich and generous nose explodes with ripe cherries, pomegranate seeds, black chocolate and toasted walnuts. Showing slights signs of advancement already, the wine has leather and tobacco leaf notes. The lightly drying tannins are well integrated as is the medium acidity.” - Wine Enthusiast.
Wine Region Dão
Grapes Touriga Nacional (80%), Tinta Roriz (5%), Jaen (5%), and Alfrocheiro Preto (5%)
Climate Continental with maritime influence
Soil Granite and clay
Viticulture Royat single cordon and guyot, no green harvest, 4000 to 6000 plants per hectare, 30 to 50-year-old vineyards
Harvest Last week of September, hand harvest, 13% potential alcohol
Wine Making Technique 12 days of total skin contact, stainless steel fermentation, malolactic in the barrel
Oak Influence one-year ageing in 225 liters old barrels, French and Portuguese oak follow by minimum 6 months in the bottle
Fining Material Bentonite