Credits: CVA – Portugal
Variety composition: 70% Aragonez, 30% Alicante Bouschet.
Alcoholic strength: 14%.
Denomination: D.O. Alentejano.
Production area: Alentejo, in the south of Portugal.
Soil: sandy and clayey.
Average age of the vines: 20 years.
Altitude: 250m a.s.l.
Vinification and aging: grapes pressed quickly after harvesting, the grapes undergo a cold pre-fermentation maceration at a controlled temperature for 3 days (at 45 ° C) in order to preserve the fresh flavor and aroma of the fruit. Subsequently decanted into French oak barrels for fermentation and aging.
Serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
The sample with an intense garnet red color texture, with violet reflections.
On the nose the fruity aromas are intense and recall dark berry fruits such as black currant and blueberry and cherry durone, mineral finish reminiscent of wet stone and slate.
In the mouth the sip is rich and with well-polished tannins. The sensation of a ripe dark berry intense fruit remains, combined with delicate sweet spicy notes. Good persistence and balance between the various components.
It is recommended in combination with grilled meat.
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