Cerro do Santo is the result of a careful selection of wines, produced at the Danish owned Quinta do Pégo, situated on the left bank of the Douro river in the Douro valley in Portugal. Quinta do Pégo’s land is classified in group A and owned by AMKA. After a total renovation Quinta do Pégo opened in spring 2009 with hotel. Without doubt it is one of the most beautiful quintas in the Douro Valley – and Hotel Rural Quinta do Pégo is certainly worth a visit.
This wine is Quinta do Pégo’s second wine – and like the first wine it is produced by the South African winemaker Wouter Pienaar.
The wine is produced from Touriga Nacional, Toriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Sousão grapes.
This elegant wine has been aged for approximately 10 months in two years old French oak barrels. Afterwards the wine has been aged in the bottle before being released.
It is a really nice wine with attractive lively ruby red colour. This wine has an intensity of various fruit and berry flavours, well integrated with oak notes. The taste shows good tannin structure and a remarkably elegant soft finish.
This harmonious and wellstructured wine is suitable for beef, veal, red meat, game and cheese.
This is indeed an extraordinairy red wine, which is ready to be enjoyed now, but it will also improve with bottle ageing and has a good maturation potential.
- Silver Outstanding at International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
- Silver at Wine Masters Challenge 2016
- Gold at Mundus Vini 2016 in Germany