Alentejo DOC, 2007, Cuvee 14.1% Abadessa Gold
Cash and Carry: $1600.00
Cash and Carry: $650.00
|Wine maker||Vinhos Abadessa|
|Country||Portugal (República Portuguesa)|
|Total acid||5.7 g/l|
|Residual sugar||3.2 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.
Dark deep garnet wine color, complex scents of wild fruits; 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 definitely a great wine to enjoy.
This is a non-filtered wine which is a daring work of art; unless the wine making process is very clean; otherwise the winemaker will not go for 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 which filled with some tap water; this way could precipitate the lees at the bottom of the bottle. Before serving try to transfer half of the wine or less to a decanter. Serve little, so that you could taste the evolving difference of wine in 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 at least up to 2025.
Horace Cheung, updated on 2020.02.14. First written in 2011,
2018-09-15: Chinese restaurant @ Kowloon tong Club, One magnum bottle of this wine of 2007 vintage were opened and tasted. Steady as usual every time this wine is serve. rich, deep color , rich, tasty, Well balance, great aftertaste.