Series | Rufete | Red | 2017 | Doc Douro
Intro: The Series wines represent our passion for innovation and experimentation in the search for new and interesting wines. Tinto Cão is a synonym of Douro! It is one of the most popular grapes for modern viticulture in the region for its adaptability, resistance and good yields. It is a vigorous grape, with small berries and very thick skin, that suggests us a more traditional approach to its vinification in order to discover the best style for this wine.
Region: Douro (D.O.C) | Winery: Real Companhia Velha
Aging: 6 months in French barriques
ABV: 13% | Decant: 0.5hrs | Serving Temp: 14-16 °C
Pairing: Poultry, Grilled Fish, Roasted Duck
The Rufete grape reveals nobility for its ability to age and produces quite exotic reds. Very round, soft in tannins, medium-bodied but very elegant with aromas of red and black berries. The wines look light when compared to classic Douros, but in fact have a lot of personality, and hold on very well on the finish. The low temperature of service, unlike other reds, emphasises the fruit character of Rufete and makes it very pleasant to drink.