P+S Prazo de Roriz Red 2017
A blend of Tinta Barroca,Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela.
Prazo de Roriz is characterized particularly by red fruit flavors – raspberries and cherries and the Quinta de Roriz terroir provides a distinctive minerality and appealing peppery spice. Deep garnet colour. Red fruit, raspberry and cherry. mineral touch and appealing spicy notes.
The hand-picked grapes for Prazo de Roriz are placed in small, shallow containers and on arrival at the Quinta de Roriz winery the bunches are manually sorted, after which the berries undergo an automated selection process to ensure that only grapes in ideal condition reach the stainless steel vats. Following gentle crushing, fermentation is induced through inoculation with a specially selected yeast culture and proceeds at temperatures between 72 and 25°F. Gentle macerations are favored in order to produce fresh and fruity wines, approachable from a young age whilst
retaining good ageing potential. Six months in 400 litre French oak barrels for six months.
Ready for drinking now, although it has the ageing potential to develop further in bottle for another two to three years. Will benefit from cellaring for between 6 and 12 months.
AWARD & ACCOLADES
– 90 POINTS
The second wine, in the Bordeaux fashion, from Quinta de Roriz, this is a smoothly textured, rich wine. Tannins are fully integrated in the luscious black fruits and balanced acidity. The wine is developing well and will be ready to drink from 2021. – Roger Voss
– 89 POINTS
Deep garnet colour. Red fruit, raspberry and cherry. mineral touch and appealing spicy notes.