ODISSEIA Douro Red Grand Reserve 2015

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 92pts, Mark Squires

“The 2011 Grande Reserva is mostly an equal blend of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, with 20% Touriga Nacional, aged for 14 months in new, 500-liter French barrels. Potentially gorgeous, this Grande Reserva is held back a bit at the moment by its new oak, far too sweet and aggressive on the palate. For all that, it is otherwise perfectly constructed, impeccably balanced, graceful and rather delicious. The question here will be when and if it pulls in all that new oak. If it doesn’t go away, exactly, it should at least improve to the point where it is not so objectionable. This will need a couple of more years of cellaring, though, to get there or you will have to be rather oak tolerant. Other than that one issue, this is shows finesse and elegance. It has a lot of upside potential, but let’s be just a bit conservative right now. This was scheduled for release in the USA sometime in 2016, the exact date not being set out as yet.” – 31st Dec 2015

Drink Date: 2017 – 2030

Product ID: 1803 Category: Product ID: 1000

Description

PRODUCER Jean-Hugues Gros
ORIGIN Portugal (Douro Wine Region)*
APPELLATION Douro
CLASSIFICATION Protected Designation of Origin
CATEGORY Grand Reserve
COLOR Red
VINTAGE 2015

*the Douro Wine Region comprises two Protected Designations of Origin – Douro and Port; and the Protected Geographical Indication Regional Douro

OENOLOGY
In the best years, the best bunches from the best plots are selected; the grape bunches are manually harvested to plastic containers of 20 kilograms; at the winery, the bunches are de-stemmed and foot-trodden in traditional stone tanks; the resulting wines age in French oak barrels of 500 litres; the blend is made observing the character of the brand; it is lightly filtered before bottling and released after 3 months.

PACKAGING MATERIALS / SPECIFICATIONS
Bottle glass / labeled – paper
Closure natural cork / 49 x 24mm cylindrical stopper
Capsule Polylaminate / hot foil stamping
Case carton / flexography
Pallet wood / EPAL

GRAPE VARIETIES
The grape varieties from which it is made from are Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional.

SOILS
Schist soils.

PHYSICOCHEMICAL ANALYSES
Alcohol content 13,9%vol.
pH 3,64
Total acidity 5,4g/l (tartaric acid)
Total sugars <0,6g/l (Glu + Fru)

SERVICE
Serve at a temperature between 14 – 16ºC / 57,2 – 60,8ºF.

PACKAGING LOGISTICS
Bottle capacity (ml) 750
Bottle N.W. (g) 770
Bottle G.W. (g) 1340
Bottles/case (units) 6
Case dimensions (mm) 317 x 242 x 162
Case G.W. (g) 8300
Cases/pallet (units) 99
Pallet dimensions (cm) 120 x 80 x 147
Pallet G.W. (Kg) 847
UPC (EAN-13) 5600313692067
SCC (EAN-14) 15600313691371