Quinta da Cabaça DOC Red 2008

Classification: DOC (Controled Origins Denomination)

Type: Red 

Region: Alentejo 

Grape varieties:  50%Aragonez, 25% Trincadeira, 23% Alicante Bouschet and 2% Cinsaut

Production Volume:  12.696 Bottles 

Soil type: Granitic with schist spots 

Vineyard tipe of grouth:  Bilateral Cord with a snag pruning 

Vineyard age:  16 years old      



Type: Still
Color: Dark garnet
Aroma: Red fruits and ripe berries, complexed with oak barrel, very apellative bouquet.
Palate: Smooth and fresh, complexed red fruits, well balanced with gentle tannins.
Aftertaste: Very nice and long fruity final.

Evolution period of probation:  8 months in new and used French oak hogsheads.   

Vinification: Manual vintage on the last week of September. Total destemming, fermentation in stainless steel vats with a controlled temperature of 27ºC. Prolonged maturation for 11 days.

Bottling: October of 2009  

Analytical Control:   

Alcohol content:  14,0% Vol.
Total acidity:  5,4 g. of tartaric acid/l
Reducing sugars:  2,9 g/l
pH:  3,62     

Gastronomy:  Meat dishes, roasted dishes.     

Serving temperature:  Between 18º C and 20º C     

Conservation:  Between 5 and 7 years in a laid down bottle, protected from sunlight, in a wet environment, at the average temperature of 16º C. 

History: An old Morgado of Reguengo’s farm, instituted in 1580. This property was acquired from the Avillez Family in 2006, by A.C.P., and this wine is the result of the first harvest on that same year.

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