A wine of excpetional value as most 25 year old wines would be 3x the price!
Caves São João has one of the oldest cellars in Portugal which reflects their history and reputation in Portugal. Founded in 1920, they are now preparing to celebrate their centenary celebrations.
Nowadays, they have been undertaking massive investment that has allowed equipping the company with the most modern winemaking technologies allowing them to reach an even higher level of quality. Therefore Caves São João are prepared to deal with the future challenges, but always bearing in mind the need to accompany the evolution of the market.
From the DOC Bairrada made from Baga, Castelão and Moreto grapes. The best grapes created at Quinta do Poço do Lobo were harvested and fermented on their skins in open-top bins for several weeks before aging 24 months in concrete vessels. The final blend was 90% Baga, 5% Castelão and 5% Moreto (of which they no longer have plantings). It was lightly filtered before bottling and then was sent to rest in their cellars in 1998, where it remained untouched for nearly two decades..
This rich and complex wine emphasises the smoky notes and dark fruits that lead you in it as soon as you open the bottle. The moderate acidity and well inegrated tannins shows a freshness that belies its age with real elegance.
Peppered steak, venison and cheese are all great matches for this wine