The grapes to produce this wine come from Carril, from a vineyard with more than 70 years facing north, and from old vineyards about 100 years old, near the Quinta de Nápoles. The Batuta results from a delicate winemaking, with prolonged, but with little extraction, where all details are carefully considered to obtain a complex, fine and elegant wine. It is full of concentration, typical of the old vineyards of the Douro, but simultaneously fresh and delicate. Winemaking The 2014 harvest was slightly lower in production compared to 2013 but was highly offset by the quality. It began in early September, with the aim of maintaining the high levels of acidity, balance and freshness of the wines. As in the previous year, the early start prevented the over maturation of some more exposed vineyards and the rain at the end of the month. After careful selection, both in the vineyard and in the wine cellar, the fermentation took place in trunk-conical stainless vats and wooden vats, with maceration for about 60 days. It aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, of which 25% of new wood, where the malolactic fermentation took place. Test results 2014 is probably the lightest and most elegant Batuta ever, a result of the intention to create wines that are thinner and with less extraction. It shows a light ruby light color. The aroma is deep, complex and austere. The mineral profile, with floral notes, cocoa and fruits of the forest, are in full harmony with the barrel notes. In the glass, over time, the wine shows several layers, in a very elegant but tense record, reflecting the freshness and minerality of the centuries-old vineyards. Slim and elegant in the mouth, with a silky texture and firm structure, it has very polished tannins. Although young, it impresses by balance and precision. End of mouth very thin, long and seductive. Will grow old with great class.