"Escolma means “selection” in Gallego, and this vinho tinto is made from Luis’s lowestyielding old vines of Brancellao (typically 55%) plus other native red varieties on steep granite hillsides, and is only produced in optimal vintages. The hand-harvested grapes were destemmed and wild yeast fermented in steel tank with 3-4 weeks of maceration, then pressed and racked into new and used 300L French oak barrels, raised on the lees for 12 months in barrel, bottled without fining or filtration, and further aged in the bottle for 3 years before release. Escolma is a very complex and age-worthy medium-bodied vinho tinto with a balance between structured, wild red fruit, leather, spices, and earthy mineral flavors. A noble wine to pair with game, roasted meats, rich stews and braises." - Jose Pastor Drinks like a lighter-bodied Syrah!