90 Points, Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate
Messias Grande Reserva Baga Bairrada 2012
A sparkling wine with delicate coppery hues. Small bubbles and sparse cordon. Intense nose where are remarkable hints of dry fruits and petals. Middle smooth palate mousse remembering red fruits and linger aftertaste.
12,0 % vol
6,8 g/l in tartaric acid
Careful selection of best chalky clay plots of Baga variety accordingly to its balance within concentration and freshness. Gentle pressing. Fermentation in steel vats at controlled temperature. 2nd fermentation in bottle according to the traditional method. Long maturation “sur lees” to attain bigger complexity and excellence.