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Constantino Ramos Zafira

Constantino Ramos Zafira

Red | Vinho Verde | 2022 | 11.5%

Who knew but, during the 14th to 16th century, Monção’s highly regarded red wines were shipped to England and regarded as a fine substitute for red Burgundy. This vinous tribute act is a joyous affair. Sourced from 50+-year-old vines which, rising to 400m, are Monção’s highest, a blade of granitic acidity and the lightest pick of tannin brings delicious tension and twang to the sappy, tangy, bramble, raspberry and fresh cut apple fruit. Riffs of white pepper and pimento add spicy lift. This taste bud tickler is deliciously, dangerously drinkable! Constantino reckons it will drink well over several years (if you can resist it). Only 3,635 bottles made. Drink 2023-2025+

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Tasting Notes

Deep cherry red. Smoky, wild black and red fruit, particularly plum and cherry. Surprisingly soft tannins for the variety. Bracing acidity and compact with a supple texture.

Grape Varieties

Predominantly Alvarelhão, with Borraçal, Pedral, Espadeiro and Vinhão

Wine Making

Following a rigorous selection from four small, trellised vineyards, the grapes were hand-harvested in perfect condition, destemmed and pressed after a 24 hour cold soak to be vinified like a white wine. The juice (with no skins) was naturally fermented in a mix of stainless steel (2/3) and used French oak barrels (1/3). The wine was blended after six months ageing and bottled un-fined.

Serving Recommendations

Drink between 12-14ºC

Food Pairing

Pair with hearty pork and braised meats, Bacalhau à Brás (salt cod hash) and oily briny fish.

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