Casa Do Valle Homenagem Rosso 2012 (750ml/12)
About Casa Do Valle
In Eastern Vinho Verde, [Casa do Valle] is located in the sub-region of Basto, which the winery calls “warmer and less humid than the rest.” They are about 75 kilometers from the ocean, surrounded by mountains and divided by the river Tâmega, thus putting estate vineyards of the Quinta on both sides of the river. With consultant Luis Duarte and Luis Botelho Cameira (of the Sousa Botelho family that owns the estate) as winemakers, Casa do Valle seems to be making interesting ...New York, New Jersey, California, Massanois Imports
The 2011 Reserva Homenagem is a single-vineyard, old vine blend of Sousao and Touriga Nacional here dating back to the 1940s. With five months in new French oak a elegant mid-palate is diplayed. A bit on the modern side, it still remains elegant through the lively finish.
Wine Enthusiast"Homenagem is an homage to the current owner's father and grandfather. With its rich fruit, this field blend made from old vines, breaks the mold of reds from the north of Portugal. Dense and firm, it has a tannic element as well as acidity. It is ready to drink now." - Roger Voss, Oct 2016