Color: Deep and intense ruby color, bright and dense.
Aroma: Intense aroma of ripe red fruits and spices.
The expressive flavors of ripe red fruit, with notes of sweet, jam and chocolate. Tannins evident but soft. Stylish and balanced, velvety and persistent end.
CINGHIALE RATING 3.3
Purple-violet colors-fruity with a very grapey essence reminiscent of young-green wine. Some extract and fullness in body with lots of red fruit and some artificial vanilla taste-wood chips maybe?. Good overall mouth feel with persistent acidity and light tannins. The wine tasted a bit artificial even though there was a lot of good things happening in the taste.
|The Casal Branco estate is located on the left bank of the Tagus river in the Almeirim - Potrtugal, and has been owned by the same family for more than two centuries. It has an area of 1100 ha of wich 140 are under vines.
The existing vineyards are predominantly out of Portuguese varieties such as the white ” Fernao Pires”. The red wines are produced basically out of ”Trincadeira”, ”Castelao”, ”Touriga Nacional”; and more recently Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdoot, Alicante and Syrah. The vinification is carefully done at the old winery, wich is a building dating from the XVIII century, adapted to the new techniques, essential to respect and take the best out of the potential quality of the grapes. All this added to the long traditional of wine productin is nowadays reflected on the public regocnition of the wines produced at Casal Branco.
Falcoaria is the Portuguese word fro Falconry, and this was indeed the favorite sport of the Portuguese royal family three centuries ago. The vineyards that nowadays produce the grapes used in the making of Casal Bramco wines were planted in what was until the seventeenth century one of the largest royal falcon hunting grounds i Portugal.