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Garrafeira 2017 – Quinta das Bágeiras

Garrafeira 2017 - Quinta das Bágeiras
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Wine: Garrafeira
Varietal: Baga.
Denomination: D.O.C. Bairrada (Portugal).
Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.
Vintage: 2017.
Serving temperature: 16°-18°C.
Average production: 10,711 bottles.
Note: This wine’s grapes come from very old vines (over 90-years-old). They are fermented for 5 to 8 days in a lagar without destemming (the berries are not removed from the cluster). Subsequently, they are pumped down with a wooden punch down tool, several times a day, until they reach the right intensity. Afterwards, the wine finishes its fermentation in old wooden tonels. While it rests, it is decanted and aged in the same tonels for about 18 months. It is bottled without fining or filtration. All these processes are done by hand. It is a wine produced only in exceptional quality years.

Tasting Notes
Limpid, intense ruby ​​red color, consistent.
The range of its aromas is wide and varied: floral, fruity, toasted and mineral. Hints reminiscent of a potpourri  of red flowers, notes of dark berry fruits such as blackberry and blueberry, roasted coffee beans and hints of dark chocolate bar. Closing with mineral note.
Important sip, with a tannic texture still not perfectly smooth, but still pleasant. Good persistence on the nose with an aftertaste of ripe fruit and hints of spices.
Sample tasted in combination with a grilled beef steak.

Rating
4 Lupetti


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Quinta das Bágeiras
Rua Principal nº598, Fogueira
3780-523 Sangalhos – Portugal
Phone (+351) 234 742 102
E-mail: mariosergio@quintadasbageiras.pt
Website: www.quintadasbageiras.pt


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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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