The Vinha das Romãs is the result of story that began in 2002, when, where once stood an orchard of pomegranates, a vineyard was planted. Over the years, the vineyard established itself and the resulting wines denoted a very particular structure. It was only when we studied the soil in detail that we discovered the reason behind such personality and texture. The roots of the new Vinha das Romãs were intertwined with the roots of the pomegranates that were left buried, enriching the soil. What remained of those pomegranate roots, made this vineyard very special because of the impact they had on the soil. It is in this way that this Single Vineyard stands out with a very particular profile, having adopted the name of the vineyard from which it comes.
Syrah and Touriga Franca
Argil-limestone, with rocky influence of granite and shale.
This is one of the most consensual wines of Ravasqueira, which, year upon year, seeks to take advantage of this unique terroir where, before there were grapes, lied an orchard of pomegranates.
With a long stage in barrels of French oak, this wine shows the elegance of the Syrah and Touriga Franca varieties, used in different percentages from year to year and coming from small zones of an area of five hectares.
It is a wine that represents, in full, the use of precision viticulture, a technique that seeks to know the particularities of the grapes, plot by plot, row by row, vine stock by vine stock, thus discovering the best destination for each grape.
Dense incarnate colour, dark and opaque. Closed nose, at first. Followed by a complexity of black fruits, cedar, forest fruits, squaw mint, spice mix, cardamom, and earthy. Tasteful, solid, growing tannins yet solid and elegant at the end. Very fresh, granite mineral finish. Potential in bottle during the period of 2016-2026.