2007 is the second edition of this Douro wine produced for the UK market. The idea behind DRINK ME
is the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine, yet retaining complexity, mineral notes and great
depth found in the classic Douro wines. DRINK ME is produced from vineyards from the Cima Corgo,
the main grape varieties being:Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta
Barroca. It's an intense wine: full of Douro character but with great freshness showing smooth tannins
and fruity aromas, the best company at the table.
The label is illustrated by Steven Appleby, Canadian born cartoonist, and known for many drawings
especially in The Guardian and Sunday Telegraph. Appleby has created three storyboards: Message in
the Bottle, Secret Life and Hidden Essentials.
2007 was an amazing year for the Douro, with a good amount of rainfall during the year and cooler
temperatures during the maturation season, gave us very elegant wines yet with high concentration
level due to low yields all over Douro. The wines were fermented in stainless steel vats with 10 to 15
days of total skin contact, only 20%was aged in French oak barrels