Quinta do Espinho Tinto Colheita 2013

Full, luscious Douro but with a flash of real elegance to it. 

Some of the vineyard sites on at Espinho sit in a confluence of the Douro and one of its tributaries, making a sort of double sided suntrap while also having additional cooling from an extra water source. This helps contribute to the really nice fruit through both of these wines. 
The wines are fermented traditionally in Lagares, the traditional wide, shallow concrete pits used for port production. These allow massive cap contact and extraction, giving the wines good structure in short time.
The Colheita sees a bit of new oak but not masses of ageing prior to bottling. Its intense but has a bit of class to it and is really satisfying

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