Vadio Tinto Grande Vadio 2015
Cribbed from Luis' notes:
Grande Vadio invokes the maximum expression of baga in Bairrada defined by its elegance, freshness and ageing capacity. It comes from hillside vineyards where the exposure potentiates better maturations and baga is best revealed.
Each plot is vinified in small deposits, with manual plunging. After the pressing, the new wines are transferred immediately to used 500L barrels where the malolactic fermentation takes place and where it ages for a minimum of 12 months. This wine is bottled earlier than Vadio in order to maintain a higher definition of the fruit and texture in the tannins.
In the aroma it reveals great definition in the fruit, where red fruits and the typical baga balsamic notes stand out. The palate shows great integration and elegance dominated by delicate tannins and a balanced acidity.