CONTRASTE Azeite Virgem Extra
The range Contraste is made of great quality wines, for a frequent and relaxed consumption. Classical Douro wines that reveal its roots by the plentiful fruit and a somewhat wild character that characterizes the region, masterly tamed by a pairing of viticulture-winemaking that emphasises integration, harmony and gentleness. These wines shine at the table, pairing with food, as it is usual in Portugal. Contraste White is made every year since 2007. Fermented in used and new French oak barrels and also in stainless steel vats, has its origin in 40-year-old vineyards. It’s a rich and concentrated white, yet with much precision in its citric fruit and minerality. Ages well in bottle for 5 to 10 years and it pairs perfectly with fish and vegetarian dishes. Contraste Red is made every year since 2006. Fermented in stainless steel vats, has its origin in old vines, with a focus on Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Both serious and frivolous, has a perfect balance between accessibility while it’s young and the tense structure and deep character. No commitment to longevity gets better in bottle for at least 10 years. It’s a perfect red to pair with stews and braised dishes. Contraste Rosé was made for the first time in 2006 mas became strong as of 2016. It is now a blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, fermented together in stainless steel vats. Fragrant and aromatic, it shows a floral and fresh fruit character, which evolves a serious structure, a light character, very seductive. This Rosé pairs exquisitely with seafood in various preparations, starters, and vegetarian dishes.