This Quinta do Pégo Vinhas Velhas 2013 is an exciting new blend in the Quinta do Pégo dry red range, produced by the South African winemaker Wouter Pienaar.
The grapes used for this purpose come from an old “mother block” of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão. With a low yield and excellent quality, it is expected to show strong varietal character in the ensuing wine.
Fermentation was done in the traditional Portuguese method of trampling the grapes by foot in “lagares” to ensure good colour extraction and soft tannins.
The wine was matured in new French oak barrels for 15 months.
This wine has attractive ruby red colour, strong fruit flavours and soft tannins with a well integrated oakiness. All these attributes will ensure good maturation potential.
At this stage, the wine is showing great elegance and freshness.
Quinta do Pégo Vinhas Velhas is produced in very limited amount.
As the wine is only lightly filtered, deposit might occur and therefore decanting is recommended.
We are sure the old vineyard will show its true potential.
Hopefully, you will enjoy this wine or store it for the right occasion!!
- 93 points and Cellar Selection in Wine Enthusiast, 2018
- 18 out of 20 points in Paixão pelo Vinho
- 17,5 out of 20 points in Vinhos – Grandes Escolhas