Alentejo DOC, 2007, Cuvee Abadessa Gold

Product CodeContainsPrice
Abadessa Gold Vinhos Abadessa
Year bottled2010
Wine makerVinhos Abadessa
VineyardAlentejo DOC
CountryPortugal (Rep├║blica Portuguesa)
Total acid5.7 g/l
Residual sugar3.2 g/l

This high quality full body wine is a cuvee of four varietials, the first three are native: 01/ Aragonez, 02/ Trincadeira, 03/ Alicante Bouschet and 08/ Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine color in deep garnet, a mixture scents of wild fruits of ripe blackberries, plum and oak reaches your nose first and then it offer soft, warm, excellent calm acidity, persistent finish, a hints of vanilla, dark chocolate and toasted wood. A touch of French style and easy to drink.

This is a non-filtered wine, which is a daring work of the art, unless the wine making process is very clean; otherwise the winemaker will not do it. you may consider open the bottle at noon let the wine breathing for a while and also could rest the wine bottle in bucket fill with some tap water to precipitate the lees inside. before serving try to transfer half of the wine to a decanter. Serve little so that you could taste the evolving of wine which serve from the decanter & the bottle.

Food pairing: dishes with light sauces, Pizza with meats, pasta with Cheese and you are also suggested to enjoy this wine with these dishes; spring rolls, Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork), Crisp Roasted Duck.

It is possible be cellaring up to 2020.

Horace Cheung, 2018-09-19

Tasting report:

2018-09-15: Chinese restaurant @ Kowloon tong Club, One magnum bottle of this wine of 2007 vintage were open and tasted. Steady as usual every time this wine is serve. rich, deep color , thick, tasty, balance, great aftertaste.