The Boango vineyards occupy a beautiful location on the route to São João da Pesqueira. An idyllic location with a gently terraced shallow valley where Hugo Oliveira e Silva grows the majority of the grapes for his wines – Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca.
For the Boango Tinto the grapes are hand-picked and gently crushed with their stems in granite lagares in the old winery in the vineyards. Here the grapes are foot trodden which promotes skin maceration and the extraction of delicate flavours. At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the wine is aged in french oak for 24 months before bottling.
The result is an intense deep purple colour with aromas of ripe plum, raspberry, violet, mint, cassis and coffee. On the palate the wine is smooth, with fresh and balanced acidity, well rounded tannins and a long and persistent finish.
Awarded 90 points by Wine Advocate