Dona Dorinda Reserva


Dona Dorinda Reserva




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Climate: Mediterranean Alentejo
Soil: Quartz-diorite with red clay
Type: Red
Grape varieties: Syrah and Viognier
Classification: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Production: 3800 bottles 75 CL
Alcohol content: 16.5% vol.
Total acidity: 6.9 g / l
pH: 3.48
Expected aging potential: 10 years

The year 2015 was very propitious throughout the national territory for wine production, with a mild autumn but a lot of precipitation, contrasting with a dry winter and spring, and summer following the trend of the previous seasons. However, the climacteric year allowed a normal pruning and organic fertilization. In 2015 we continued the production of the Viognier grape variety, together with Syrah, a practice widely used in the French Rhône valley. This year our wine has 85% Syrah and 15% of this white variety, which adds a clear floral nose and complexity and aromatic diversity to our wine. Since Viognier reaches maturity earlier than Syrah it is a delicate balance to harvest these grapes at the same time.


The night harvest was done in 12kg boxes to avoid crushing damage to the grapes. We used carbonic maceration to achieve maximum extraction of color and fruit flavors.  This was followed by 15 days of fermentation in a temperature controlled environment. At the end soft pressing was followed by malolactic fermentation in our preferred French oak barrels. It is also important to note that our entire process is achieved by using gravitational force for the transitions.


Dona Dorinda 2015 aged 12 months in French oak barrels followed by more than a year in bottles. It was released in September 2017.

Winemaker’s Notes:

Color: Deep intense bright ruby
Aromas: This wine is of medium intensity, with a clear nose of flowers, especially violets. It has a nice cherry touch at the end. 
Palate: Medium acidity, high alcohol, very present but well integrated tannins. An elegant wine, with a fluid and silky approach and medium but intense body. Red fruits, floral and chocolate notes.

It is an excellent wine with long (10+ years) of aging potential.

Accompanies roasts and strong dishes.