It is in the vineyards of Adega Mãe, about 10 kilometers from the sea, in a terroir of whites, that the Pinot Noir variety gained expression and gave rise to a special wine. A red that presents itself with a creased Atlantic freshness; and that reinforces the new category of wines of this reference producer of this reference producer of the Lisbon region, in Torres Vedras.
Adega Mãe has just launched the Red Atlântico 2020, a fresh and elegant wine of the Pinot Noir variety.In the vineyards, where the white varieties are queens, a single ink grape variety, Pinot Noir, was also implemented in 2012 in a nascent-oriented plot. Known for adapting to cooler environments, the grape variety was subjected to several winemaking tests, until finally the winemaker Diogo Lopes decided it was time to make known the quality and character of this wine. "The whole winemaking process aimed to enhance the elegance and freshness that Pinot Noir demonstrates by nature. The bunches were incorporated whole at the beginning of fermentation, in a traditional tanning, interrupted at the end of three days. Then the wine was drained for used barrels. The extraction was smaller and so we found the young fruit characteristic of the grape variety and the profile of acidity and freshness, all in a very balanced register. It is a red of fine tannins, seductive, elegant, which even suggests to be drunk at a cooler temperature", explains the winemaker Diogo Lopes.
Soft red in colour, it is a fragrant Pinot Noir, marked by floral notes, red fruit and a touch of spice. In the mouth it is fruity, enveloping, smooth but with good presence, excellent acidity and persistent finish. 7,000 bottles of this new Atlantic red, already available on the market, were produced.
Also in the category of Parcela Wines, Adega Mãe also announced the new 2019 harvest of its Vinhas Velhas, a 100% Vital from a plot in the middle of the Serra de Montejunto. Finally, new colheitas adegaMãe Reserva Red 2017 and Dory Branco 2021 are also on the market.
At Adega Mãe Vinhas Velhas 2019, a monocaste of Vital, the bet is to be a differentiating wine. The nose is floral, with white fruit present, and consistent palate, dry and fresh, with good acidity, very balanced. "It is the second harvest of this white deVital which, once again, reveals the special character of this grape variety. The debut harvest in 2018, even though it is a less common, complex wine, sold out quickly. It keeps partial fermentation in a cement and a ricpool and egg'. On the new harvest of Reserva red 2017, a wine that combines the varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, Diogo Lopes says: "After the experience in 2016, we saw the confirmation of the importance of Touriga Franca in the lot, in a very elegant wine, also marked by Touriga Nacional and complemented with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot». It has good aromatic richness, floral and fruity, and some vegetable. On the palate it is fruity and intense, with good acidity, structured, with notes of spice and prolonged finish.
Although more relaxed, the white Dory (from the new harvest of 2021) has always assumed its simplicity but with some character. Elaborated with the varieties Viosinho, Arinto, Alvarinho and Sauvignon Blanc, it has good aromatic intensity, it is young although with some concentration that gives it some claw. Citrus and vegetable notes are evidenced, and the palate complements with a medium body but refreshing acidity, and a slight creaminess and saline finish. «The natural evolution of a wine that has become a reference in its segment and main image of the House Adega Mãe. The White Dory maintains the blend that consecrated it, although the 2021 harvest is slightly more marked by Alvarinho».