This particular wine comes from 12 hectares of grapes grown on granite soils. The winery has some old-vineyard whites including some 100yr+ alvarinho, but their reds are relatively new plantings, about 12 years old. The climate is similar to the Ribera Sacra, and the reds are foot-tred.
It's a blend of 40% tinta roriz, 40% tinta amarela, & 20% touriga franca.
Quinta de Arcosso 'Padrao dos Povos' 2010 vinho tinto (Tras-os-Montes, Portugal)
Aromas of minerals, rich, dried plums, and dried meats; rich, soft tannins on the palate; lots of personality.
Grapes: 20% touriga franca, 40% tinta roriz, and 40% tinta amarela
Winemakers: Francisco Montenegro, Amilcar Salgado
Vineyard: South-facing, 20% slope
Sub-Region: Ribeira de Oura
Soil: Rocky Outcropping of Granite
Oak: 12 mo in 3-5yr old oak