Sidonio de Sousa Vinho d'Autor 2005
"Intoxicating. 100% Baga in all its wonder.
Vinho D’Autor aka Winemaker’s Selection is a new project by the Sidonio de Sousa family that promises to release tiny amounts of special baga juice in a tiny range of selected vintages.Every year, baga expresses itself differently, and every year different parts of the vineyard produce different expressions of baga.
Every grape that goes into Vinho D’Autor is selected for its uniqueness. These grapes are not used in the Reserva, nor do they fit the profile of the Garrafeira, but they are special and need time.2005 is the second vintage the family has released and it is simply splendidly Portuguese baga.Significantly more elegant than the 2009 release, it is still little dirty, super earthy, complicated yet addictive, filled with dark deep cherried fruit, with a hint of herbs. Drink or hold. Either way, you’ll want more."
- NLC Wines