The Titan of Douro project, created by Luís Leocádio and Vanessa Santos, was born out of love for the Douro and the stories told by the Old Vines. They tried to make their vineyard space as genuine and under-exploited as possible, having found the Serra do Reboredo - the highest altitude in the Douro. Since 2016, they have sought to leverage the best that the vineyard has to offer, while respecting the history, tradition and people of the region where they were born.
The name of this wine takes us back to a legend of Paredes da Beira. This town had been conquered by the Moors, when two brave brothers and the remaining Christians got together to defeat them, by the river. For their bravery in killing more than a thousand Moors, this place is still known today as the 'Vale dos Mil'
Single vineyard "Vale dos Mil" 2020 red wine is produced with Old Vines, and is the result of a blend of red grape varieties. The grapes are hand picked, carefully selected and then crushed by foot in a granite press where it ferments through natural yeasts. It ages for 16 months in French oak barrels.
It has an intense ruby colour and an intense and complex aroma of resin, eucalyptus, clove, red fruit (cherry, redcurrant) and a touch of rock-rose. In the mouth, it reveals its volume and texture, wrapped in fresh acidity. Good to accompany dishes such as red meats, game, wood-oven roasts and cheeses.
Luís Leocádio is considered one of the best winemakers, having been considered the 'Winemaker Revelation 2019', by Revista de Vinhos.
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