Tasting note and % of grapes in blend below refer to 2014* vintage:
Blend of 70% Malbec, 25% Shiraz & 5% Tannat, aged in new French oak for 12 months.
1500 bottles only of “Assinatura” ( meaning ‘signature’ in Portuguese ) were produced, each one individually numbered.
Bright and deep red-ruby colour. Nose shows a rich and attractive perfume. Belies its youth, with concentrated palate of ripe red fruits, with flavours of tobacco, black pepper and liquorice. The oak is well integrated, lends structure without dominating. Dry, full bodied, with smooth almost silky tannins, long, lingering finish.
Drinking very well now – but has the potential for many more years development.
Serve at just below room temperature ( 18°C ), either on its own or perhaps better with marinated meats, venison, game or well flavoured cheeses.
*Good news! After an interval of 4 years the award-winning Assinatura has been produced from the 2018 vintage – one of the best on record – and we have requested an allocation of what will be a much anticipated release. News on product availability and pricing is expected in Q1 2019.