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Duende Red


Climate: Mediterranean with high thermal amplitude.
Vineyards Location: Borba - Alentejo.
Vineyards Age: 30 years old dry vineyards.
Grape Varieties: Aragonez and Trincadeira.



In the Vineyard

Confidence in a year that presented itself as clean of deseases combined with a strict regulation of production enabled these vineyards used to the seat withstand without stop maturing until the last week of September. Manual harvest in boxes of 12kg. Production of 1900 kg / ha In the Winery: Input to a sorting table followed by destemmed berries slightly crushed. The incubate for French oak bin, it is done by gravity through lift carpets where the tap was leaving immediately drop out the Rose. In the bin is a concentrated base of fermentation to 40%. The controlled temperature of 24°C, fermented for 10 days, prolonged skin contact in couvesion for over two weeks. Aging in French oak barrels for 14 months and 9 months in bottle.



Analysis

Alcohol: 15,5 % Vol.
Total Acidity: 6,0 g/L
Production: 1.500 bottles and 50 Magnums
Temperature to serve: 15º to 17ºC
Release Date: September 2011
Winemaker's note: Based on the typical Alentejo Blend Trincadeira x Aragonez (TrAz!) in this field blend the ripeness is pushed throw the limit, with a selection of grapes in the vineyard and in the sorting table. The basis for ensuring that just which is very good goes to the tank. It is this transformation that results in a wine based on dense, high expression profile based on an alluring, engaging and marked elegance.
Winemaker: André Herrera de Almeida

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