Symington Altano Douro DOC Tinto 2019

$19.50

This is a deep crimson coloured dry red wine with fresh rockrose fragrance with background aromas of Mediterranean vegetation and notes of red fruits, with raspberry coming to the fore. Good body, nicely seasoned by the peppery tannin that provide a taut structure. A wine of great value.

Product of Douro Valley
Product of Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

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This Altano Douro DOC red wine is made from a combination of several traditional Douro grape varieties sourced from the Symington family’s Douro Valley vineyards, principally those located in the Cima Corgo (middle Douro) and Douro Superior (upper Douro) sub-regions. The region for centuries were dedicated to make Port, but in the last few decades saw more wineries moving toward making dry, unfortified wines.

For the vintage 2019, the fruit comes from the family quintas are Touriga Franca 40%, Tinta Roriz 30%, Tinta Barroca 30%. Tinta Roriz is the Portuguese common synonym for Tempranillo. This combination produces a fruity wine with generous body, and moderate tannin.

The climate condition of 2019 had been above average. It had relatively cool summer, but exceptionally dry. The August saw some much needed rains. The picking season itself was blessed with ideal harvest conditions throughout September with clear sunny days bringing
moderate temperatures that contributed to balanced ripening. Yields were closer to
average, greater than previous two vintages.

One of Symington’s quintas in Cima Corgo, narrow rows require intensive manual labour to maintain and harvest.

The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats with pumping over and soft maceration at low temperatures (23-25°C) aiming to extract colour and aromas and limit tannin extraction in order to produce a wine that favours fresh, floral aromatics and ripe fruit flavours. After the wines had been aged in both stainless steel vats and some 400 liter French and American oak barrels for more than a year. The batch of 2019 harvest were bottled in February 2021.

 

Additional information
Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 10.5 × 10.5 × 30 cm
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Serving and Ageing

Serve in standard Bordeaux red wine glasses, at around 17℃.
Drink now, the wine is unlikely to develop further favourably.

Specifications

Alcohol level: 13.8%
pH value: 3.68
Total acidity: 5.3g/L
Residual sugar: 0.6g/L

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