Aveleda Adega Velha XO 12 Year Old Brandy
12 years ageing in French oak casks gives the Adega Velha XO its magnificent amber colour. With a very rich and complex aroma, characterized by notes of berries and dried fruits, envelopeped in a fine wood aftertaste, this old brandy has a seductive silky texture, aromatic complexity and a remarkable, long finish.
The grapes, which are selected due to their high acidity and low sugar content, create a light and balanced red wine. The wine is then subject to two slow and careful distillations in Charentais alembic stil, brought from the region of Cognac in France. After the destillation process the brandy ("aguardente") is subject to an ageing process in french oak barrels from the Limousin region. The final blend has an averange age of 12 years of ageing.
With a magnificent amber colour and intense tonality, Adega Velha XO presents a rich and complex aroma, characterized by notes of berries and dried fruits, enveloped by a delicate sensation of fine oak aromas. With a dense and velvety texture, this old brandy expresses great aromatic complexity in a remarkable, intense long finish.
Store and serve advices
Recommended temperature of 18 to 20ºC.
Ideally served as an after-meal digestive.
Reviews and Awards
- 17,5 points in Revista de Vinhos
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