LUYT Reserva 2017

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Introduction

Zone

Douro Doc
Portugal

Grape variety

The LUYT Reserva 2017 red wine is made primarily from the Touriga Nacional grape. This is a native grape that grows mainly in Portugal’s Douro region and gives this wine its unique character.

Vineyard/Terroir

The LUYT Reserva 2017 comes from grapes from a field specially selected by Maarten van Luyt at an average altitude of 350m on the south side of the Douro Valley in the UNESCO World Heritage area. The 30-year-old vineyard gives a yield of 3500 kilos/ha. Due to the indirect sun on the northern slopes, the grapes here develop slowly but vigorously, on the slate soil of Douro Superior.

Production

 The LUYT Reserva 2017 was handpicked and brought to the winery in 20kg crates. Here the grapes were sorted, crushed and collected in a lagar (typical open tank in the Douro wine region). During the first fermentation process of 18 days at a maximum temperature of 29oC, the wine was manually plunged rather than machine pumped around. This was followed by a second (malolactic) fermentation process at a temperature of 20oC. After which it was aged for 16 months, in used barrels of 100% French oak. During the bottling process, the press wine was added to the wine, which enhances its fruitiness and body.

Reserva

The LUYT Reserva 2017 may be called a Reserva because it meets the high-quality requirements of the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto).

Year

The year 2017 has been an excellent year for Douro wines. Winespectator rating 95. The very hot and dry growing season led to an early harvest and the vineyards with old vines produced powerful and generous wines.

Shelf life

The LUYT Reserva 2017 can be drunk immediately but can also be laid down for a longer period. From the moment of bottling it is a very good wine, but its best time will probably be in the period 2022-2027.

Alcohol percentage

14%

Characteristics

The LUYT Reserva 2017 is a soft, accessible elegant wine. Its delicate structure with refined tannins gives an aroma of soft peppers, red fruits, light spices. Its perfect balance provides a smooth finish.

Wine/spice tip

The LUYT Reserva 2017 is, due to its elegance, excellent to drink as an aperitif and very well combinable with red and white meat and light cheeses.

Best pouring temperature

16-18oC.

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