Cellar door closed for annual summer holidays 18-27 July 2024.

 

Rabo da Prensa Ânfora 2020

"Black core. Sweet spice of Alicante Bouschet. Highly aromatic. Super-tannic, dark and savoury. Charry but has remarkably fresh fruit. Freshness also from the tannins, it seems. The fruit came back in the amphora, apparently. Long and deep. 14.5%. Drink 2023 – 2030. 17/20 points." 
Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson Tasting Notes

Rabo da Prensa Ânfora 2020 is made of the blended press wines of the 2020 Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Castelão from Alenquer. Destemmed, spontaneous fermentation in stainless-steel tanks. After a year in stainless steel, this extremely tannin rich wine had little evolved, so we put it into a beeswax coated clay amphora, with the idea to provide the tannins with a lot more oxygen so that they polymerize more easily. It worked. After 10 months, the tannin had softened, an exuberantly concentrated red and black fruit aroma defined the wine, tingling tannin, great acidity and a wonderful length made this a very premium wine. Only 90 bottles produced.

PVP Portugal (incl VAT): EUR 42,50

 

This wine also exists as a double magnum. Only 20 bottles sold directly at the cellar door in Belém. PVP EUR 182,50.