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Churchill Estates Quinta da Gricha Douro 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Since the acquisition of their new vineyards in 1999, they have been developing a Douro table wine project. The project has been under the responsibility of Joao Brito e Cunha, one of the well known new generation Portuguese oenologists. With the objective of producing Douro Wine with more character and finesse, a decision was made on the definitive sourcing for Churchill table wines from their own estates: Quinta da Gricha, their principal vineyard, has a microclimate and special terroir that produces distinctively elegant wines with excellent natural acidity and purity of fruit.These now provide the basis for their single estate 'Quinta da Gricha,' and our 'Churchill Estate' red wines. This wine has a lively and youthful colour, with very fine and elegantly complex aromas enriched by the discreet and well integrated use of oak The palate is complex with a lively fresh fruit character and with evident but well masked tannins which ensure a long and well balanced finish.

Region: Portugal » Douro

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Churchill Vineyards:
Churchill County’s first vineyard was established in 2001 with ten different varieties of fine wine grapes seven miles south of Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is located in the high desert Lahontan Valley area. The climate is similar to that of Eastern Washington state. Churchill Vineyards is Nevada’s second licensed winery and first “Estate Winery.” In September 2004 Churchill Vineyards successfully created its first vintage of premium estate wines.

Since the acquisition of their new vineyards in 1999, they have been developing a Douro table wine project. The project has been under the responsibility of Joao Brito e Cunha, one of the well known new generation Portuguese oenologists. With the objective of producing Douro Wine with more character and finesse, a decision was made on the definitive sourcing for Churchill table wines from their own estates: Quinta da Gricha, their principal vineyard, has a microclimate and special terroir that produces distinctively elegant wines with excellent natural acidity and purity of fruit.These now provide the basis for their single estate 'Quinta da Gricha,' and our 'Churchill Estate' red wines. This wine has a lively and youthful colour, with very fine and elegantly complex aromas enriched by the discreet and well integrated use of oak The palate is complex with a lively fresh fruit character and with evident but well masked tannins which ensure a long and well balanced finish.

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