ODISSEIA Douro Red Reserve 2015

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 91pts, Mark Squires

“The 2012 Reserva is a blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca and 20% Tinta Roriz. Half of the juice was aged for one year in used 500-liter French barrels; the other half in new 500-liter French barrels for six months. This is not a huge step on the regular Tinto, but it adds some extra aromatic appeal. More importantly, it shows a bit more power, with a more serious backbone and a more gripping finish. Impeccably balanced, it is a graceful and flavorful Reserva that can be approached now, but it won’t near peak for another couple of years, at the least. As with the Tinto, this is a very nice value. For cellaring, this would be the better choice. For drinking now, pick the Tinto. Note: this was released in Portugal last February, but probably won’t hit the USA until early 2016.” – Dec, 2015

Drink Date: 2016 – 2027

Product ID: 1805 Category: Product ID: 1002

Description

PRODUCER Jean-Hugues Gros
ORIGIN Portugal (Douro Wine Region)*
APPELLATION Douro
CLASSIFICATION Protected Designation of Origin
CATEGORY 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
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; part of the resulting wines will mature in stainless-steel vats and part will age in French oak barrels for different periods of time; the blend is made observing the character of the brand; 50% of the blend results from wines aged in French oak barrels; then it is filtered and bottled, and released after 3 months.

PACKAGING MATERIALS / SPECIFICATIONS
Bottle glass / labeled – serigraphy on waterproof paper
Closure pore filled and coated natural cork / plastic bar-top
Capsule plastic / hot foil stamping
Case carton / flexography
Pallet wood / EPAL

GRAPE VARIETIES
The main grape varieties are Mourisco Tinto, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional but several others are harvested and vinified.

SOILS
Schist soils.

PHYSICOCHEMICAL ANALYSES
Alcohol content 14,0%vol.
pH 3,68
Total acidity 5,1g/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) 5600313692135
SCC (EAN-14) 15600313692149