Paulo da Silva

Red

2017
Colares
Portugal
Say It
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Varietal
Ramisco
$16
Flavors & Qualities
Blackberry Blackberry
Tobacco Tobacco
Smoke Smoke
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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COLOR
Dark Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Ramisco
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GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Ramisco
100% Ra-MEE-sco
Ramisco is found in dwindling amounts on the sandy Atlantic coast in the northwest of Lisboa, Portugal. This tough-to-grow varietal is the main variety of the Colares. It is uniquely planted in trenches several meters deep to anchor the plant in the clay soils below the sand. The vines low yields make wines high in both tannin and acidity and necessitate ageing before yielding complex and aromatic wines that combine fruit, and earth.
Country / State
Portugal
Region
Colares
Producer
Paulo da Silva
Winemaker(s)
Paulo da Silva
Vintage
2017
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Paulo da Silva

colares

The Paulo da Silva estate was established in 1898 by Antonio da Silva Chitas in the village of Azenhas do Mar on the Atlantic coast in Colares, one of the oldest regions in Portugal with historical roots dating back to Roman times.

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Paulo da Silva is made from indigenous Portuguese grape varietals like Ramisco. The ungrafted vines are planted on sandy soils on an elevated exposure close to the water’s edge, experiencing rough winds, fog, and saline mist, allowing for a longer growing season. 

The wine is made with an old-school approach.  All vineyard work is done by hand and grapes are vinified in old wooden casks called "tonnelles.” These traditional wines are distinctive in character with elevated tannins and acidity but also with sweet richness to balance the structure.