Pinot Noir 2011
Come and meet the black sheep of the family.
Pinot Noir - what's the controversy?
This wine showed promising signs right from the start, causing excitement from the moment it was planted. The first barrel tastings received the "thumbs up" from various critics - and after it was fully bottled and about to be labeled, came the big surprise:
Although James and our winemaker António had spared no effort to produce a delicious Pinot Noir, the Regional Commission in Lisbon classified it as unacceptable. Not enough "ink" for the local wines, too light bodied, too subtle tannins, all of which are the typical Pinot Noir characteristics! We could not teach them ... So this excellent wine is the only one in our range not to carry the family name "Quinta de Sant'Ana" and we have instead simply baptized it "Q de Sant'Ana".
We are delighted that this wine reverberates with the critics, but extremely proud to present our Pinot Noir, because it has just come out the way we had dreamed it up years ago!
Burgundy style Pinot Noir, Typical pale ruby colour. Delicate aromas of red forest fruits, cherry and toffee with subtle earthy, spicy notes in the background. Excellent finely woven texture, well balanced with freshness, good ripeness with fine and well integrated tannins. Refreshing, elegant finish.