Adega de Borba Grande Reserva

Designation: DOC Borba
Grape varieties: Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet

Soil: Schist

Winemaker: Óscar Gato

Vinification: The excellent quality of the grapes from the 2009 harvest allowed Adega de Borba to produce – for the second time – a limited edition of the wine “Rótulo de Cortiça” with the designation Grande Reserva. This wine was produced from from two of the most emblematic and important varieties – Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet – cultivated in schist soils in the oldest vineyards of the Borba region.

The harvest was performed manually and the grapes were destemmed and fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel wine mills (largares). Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels at controlled temperatures.

Ageing: The ageing was performed for 18 months in new tanks for the wine-wood integration. After a slight filtration the wine was bottled and stored for 12 months in the cellar.



Alcohol: 14,5%Vol
Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
pH: 3,50
Total SO2: < 140 mg/l

Tasting Notes

Color: Grenade colour with red nuances.
Aroma: Good aromatic intensity with notes of forest fruits, chocolate, tobacco and toast.
Palate: Soft and fresh flavour, strong tannins of black fruits and spices. Silky, elegant and prolonged aftertaste.

How to serve: At 15-17 ºC.

Gastronomy: Ideal to accompany elaborate dishes (black pork, Alentejo veal and game)and desserts.
Consumption: This wine is to be consumed preferably after bottling, but it can also age for another 15 years.

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