Following the outstanding Principal Grande Reserva 2009, one of the 10 best red wines in the world and described by Luca Gardini, Sommelier World Champion in 2010, as a “surprising red” which, in the nose, reminds the most prestigious Tuscany wines and, in the mouth, the best Bordeaux wines. Now comes the harvest of 2011, considered one of the best vintages of the last 50 years. This wine 2011 Principal Grande Reserva red as an expressive fruit, wild fruit notes with discrete floral sensations that gives it freshness in the aroma. The palate is massive, highly complex hiding the secret about the grape varieties in it. Great potential for evolution in the bottle.
The Bairrada region has a Mediterranean/Atlantic climate, influenced by Atlantic sea breeze, and protected by mountain ranges of Caramulo and Buçaco, which means hot days and cool nights in the summer. The vines grow exposed to the sun and are planted in soft hills of clayey-limestone soils.