Alentejo DOC, 2011 Joaquim Madeira 14s

Product CodeContainsPrice
Joaquim Madeira  14s Casa Agrícola Santana Ramalho
Year bottled2012
Wine makerCasa Agrícola Santana Ramalho
VineyardAlentejo DOC
CountryPortugal (República Portuguesa)
Total acid5.4 g/l
Residual sugar4 g/l

Is it another act of god or it was the dream of a devil?

This wine is a cuvee of fourteen varietals; Eleven were native, they are 01/ Aragonez, 02/ Trincadeira, 03/ Alicante Bouschet, 04/ Alfrocheiro, 05/ Touriga Nacional, 06/ Tinta Caiada, 07/ Castelao Alfrocheiro, 08/ Cabernet Sauvignon, 09/ Carignan, 10/Grenache, 11/ Grand-Noir, 12/ Pinot noir, 13/ Moreto and 14/ Crato, Fifteen months in Portuguese oak.

Year 2004 was the virgin vintage. Complex, mixture of jammy fruit, raisins, ripe wild berries, scents of Portuguese oak in the nose; very soft, fruity, good balance in the mouth; the raisins and jams in perfect harmony with the toast; a peculiar flavor that remains in the long, persistent finish, together with an excellent acidity.

Nice black, white & gold label design.

So far three vintages 2004, 2007 and 2011 were successfully made. They are absolutely a collectable item.

The best time to serve this 2011; JM 14 is predicted to be starting from 2018. For sure the value of this wine would be more than twice of today's worth.

A small stock for 2007 & 2011 are still available. Do get one before they sold out again.