Rabelo Mosteiro is a hand-selected blend of the best fruit from 2 different estates, at different altitudes providing an exposition of the depth and complexity for which the Douro has become famous. It combines freshness with power and richness.
40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 25% Tinta Roriz, 15% Tinto Cao. Vines planted from 1955-1985. Tended in schist soil from 200-400 m (656 - 1,312 ft) elevation
Rabelo Cuvee Mosteiro’s rich fruit pairs well with grilled meat, charcuterie, and braises.
50% is fermented in stainless steel, 50% in temperature controlled stone lagar. Aged 50/50 in stainless steel and used French oak for 10 months.
Rabelo’s holdings span the length of the Douro Valley. Vines planted 1955 - 1985 to schist with varying altitude due to the different estates from which they are sourced. The climate is continental, with significant diurnal-nocturnal temperature differences – as much as 35 degrees during the growing season. Rainfall averages 600 mm/yr. Temperature April-October is 67.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Opaque blue-purple. On the nose, spicy, vanilla-inflected notes intermix with generous, powerful blueberry, plum and blackberry fruit. On the palate, rich and well-integrated flavors of blue and black fruit lead to a spicy, mineral finish. Long and persistent.