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Up to 20 years
Serve at 18º-19ºC.
Magnum Arenae Ramisco
Tinto DOC Colares 2008
1500 ml+wooden box
Light-ruby colour with medium intensity. The unique bouquet shows character of wild cherry in a balsamic cedar-resin backdrop. Clean fruit with an Atlantic character in the palate, reminding pine seed. Earthy dry texture with a mineral acidity. With ageing, the colour changes to an “onion-peel” tawny and the wine shows its full aromatic complexity.
€59,21 per bottle
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Ancient and rare grape sort, only grown in this area. Cultivated in the traditional phyloxera-free sandy soils without root stock grafting, located at less than 1 km (0,62 miles)from the Atlantic Coast at an average altitude of 110 m (360 feet). Due to the closeness of the sea, the climate is very specific, with a muscular Atlantic influence, i.e. moderate temperatures, strong and salty winds and a high percentage of air moisture. Mists are common till mid-morning due to the presence of the Sintra Mountain, to the South.
The grapes were harvested in the last week of September. Immediate destemming (70%) and crushing. Fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks with temperature control (26-28ºC) and careful pumping over. Aged for five years in exotic wood vats, followed by one more year in small oak barrels (5 year old). Bottled in March 2016.
Suits well roasted meats (lamb), game, mushrooms and cheeses. The bottles should be handled carefully and opened some time before tasting.