2018 Wines Trio
2018 Estate Reserve Rose:
80% Cabernet Franc 20% Touriga Nacionale
The wine is 100% clear with no flocculation. The color is salmon or almost coral like. The nose is dominated by red fruits such as red currant, strawberry and raspberry, but there is also some vanilla and coconut that is derived from the ageing in oak.
That palate is bright with good acidity, but the wine is plenty of structure and weight without being too cloying or heavy. The flavors are again in the red spectrum but there is some citrus or mineral aspects on the mid to back palate.
78% Verdejo 18% Vidal Blanc 4% Viognier
This wine is 100% clear with no carbonation as in previous years. The nose is quite expressive with melon, freshly cut grass, bosc pear initially; turning more tropical with warmth and aeration.
The palate has a crunchy acidity on the entry, but the influence of Viognier and Vidal means there is good latent length and richness in the mid to back palate. Green apple, red apple skin, cantaloupe turning to slightly pineapple and dried fruits with warmth and aeration.
2018 LVA Viognier:
Despite a challenging growing season, this wine is intensely aromatic displaying floral notes as well as amplified notes of cantaloupe, peach, pineapple.
The palate is quite light with good acidity balancing out the slightly viscous mouthfeel. Primary flavors are again dominated by yellow fruits bet secondary flavors include honey and baking spices. The finish is quite long and the touch of sweetness ensures the wine is quite balanced.