COUNTRY                 Portugal
REGION                     Alentejo
SUB-REGION            Vidigueira
CLIMATE                   Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE                 Schist
TYPE                          Red
VARIETIES                 Alfrocheiro
CLASSIFICATION      Regional
HARVEST                   2015
PRODUTION             3300 Garrafas
WINE MAKER           Paulo Laureano
VINIFICATION          Complete de-stalking without crushing, fermented in INOX at 25ºC with racking
                                   and returning.
                                   Malolactic fermentation in french oak barrels.
                                   Maturation in barrel for 12 months and a further 6 months ageing in bottle
BOTTLING                 Automatic, under controlled atmosphere and temperature
ABV                            14.5% vol.
ACIDITY                     6.3g/dm3
pH                              3.39
RESIDUAL SUGAR    1.7g/ dm3
                                                          COLOUR                    Grenade
                                                          NOSE                         Winter fruits, ripe fruit and a bit of spice
                                                          PALATE                      Soft attack, well balance acidity, elegant and structured
                                                          FINISH                       Long and persistent
                                                          DRINK BY                  From one month after bottling and up to fifteen years
                                                          FOOD MATCH          Game dishes, red meat, fatty fish in the oven
                                                          BOTTLE                      Bottles of 750 mL
                                                          OUTER CASE             Wood boxes of 3 x 750 mL