Retico Dessert Wine 375ml
At Mora Estate, we take alchemy to the next level. In combining our passions for food, wine and art, we channel our energies to offer you a stellar wine in a hand-painted bottle that when paired with a delicious meal creates the perfect synergy.
Combining Portuguese varietals and Roman winemaking techniques created a sumptuous dessert wine we named Retico, an ancient Roman term for drying grapes.
Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Bastardo and Sousa
Appellations: Amador County
Vineyard details: Single vineyard; loamy soil
Harvest method: Handpicked and semi-dried for 30 days
Harvest date: Last week in September over several years
Average brix at harvest: 22
Winemaking details: Grapes were semi-dried to intensify flavors. This wine is a blend of the best vintages of the decade. Using the solera method, the wine was kept in French oak to take on the qualities of a tawny port.
Production: 100 cases (unfined & unfiltered)
Winemaker: Fabiano Ramaci
Release date: 2016
Retail Price: $45/375ml bottles
Tasting Notes: Reminiscent of a tawny port, our Retico offers the same depth,complexity and beauty. Intense sweet aromatics of dried fruit—plums,berries and Mission figs—mingle with roasted nuts to create a seductive invitation into this luscious wine. The smooth, round entry and mouthfeel satiate the palate with rich, concentrated flavors of cherry, plum, grilled figs and hazelnuts. Spice notes weave through the jammyflavors, as do hints of butterscotch and caramel as the wine lingers on.
Suggested Food Pairing: Excellent as a solo dessert, this wine will also pair perfectly with anartisan cheese platter accented with membrillo.