Dona Santana

£16.99

A great way to experience this classic blend of Dão grape varieties without breaking the bank.

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Dona Santana

Classification

Dão Regional wine

Varieties

Touriga Nacional (60%), Tinta Roriz (20%), Jaen (10%), Alfrocheiro (10%)

Vintage

2011

Expect

Clear ruby red colour.
Sweet and floral aromas of ripened strawberries and blackcurrants.
Flavours of cherry and blackcurrant with well measured tannins and a full body.

Soil

Sandy with granite

Winemaking process

Hand picked grapes
Temperature controlled fermentation in large wooden barrels and steel tanks for 20 days
Matured in French Oak for 18 months

Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Units of alcohol per bottle

10.9

Experts say

Praise for the 2009 Vintage

94 Point Finalist at the Ultimate Wine Challenge 2014 – “Nearly opaque black color. Smells of damp earth, forest floor, leaves, dried flowers in a yearbook. Taste profile is alive with blackberry jam and rhubarb flavors that merge well with the big-box tannins. Massive, good fruit.”

Gold at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014.

Silver at IWC 2015 – “Sweet dark fruit, rich concentrated and plummy nose and palate. Fresh raspberry finish.”

Bronze at Decanter WWA 2015 – “Rich, ripe black fruit aromas lead to a juicy palate with silky, textured tannins, cherry flavours with notes of tobacco, chocolate and leather and a long, finish.”

Bronze at Decanter AWA 2015 – “Elegant nose of soft oak and sweet black fruit with floral overtones. Red fruited palate with a smoky background, crisp acidity, mellow tannins and a nice juicy finish.”

91 Points at Wine Enthusiast – “All four of Dâo’s indigenous red grapes—Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and Alfrocheiro—are in this blend. It is rich and fruity wine, showing a lightly perfumed character against ripe black fruit tones. Drink now.”Roger Voss

90 Points Mark Squires, erobertparker.com – “It is completely charming, tastes great and doesn’t have a hair out of place, seeming serious, yet bursting with flavour.”

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