Terroir d’Origem, Herédias 2020 Douro

16

A new wine from Carlos Lucas, whose Dão wines the Society has followed for some years. Unoaked, to allow full expression to the Douro’s typical local grapes. This is a blend of 30% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz, 25% Tinta Amarela, 15% Touriga Nacional. 24 hours on skins then 15 days’ fermentation in stainless steel at 20–24 °C. Aged for nine months in stainless steel and bottled August 2021. RS <2 g/l, TA 6.5 g/l, pH 3.7, SO2 total 80 mg/l, SO2 free 40 mg/l.
Deep purplish crimson. Wonderfully velvety nose with sweet palate entry and it tastes as though there may have been the odd oak stave involved? Maybe it’s one of the grape ingredients. There’s something spicy here. Not the finest Douro table wine but there is great fruit and fine tannin in abundance. Just falls away a bit on the end, but GV.

Producer
Terroir d’Origem
Cuvée
Herédias
Appellation
Douro
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Score
16
When to drink
2022
2025
Published on
29 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
£9.95 The Wine Society