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Alabastro Reserva Red 2013

Grape varieties: Aragonez (50%), Trincadeira (30%) and Alicante Bouschet (20%)
Ageing: Stainless steal vats
Winemaker: Hugo Carvalho
Soil-type: Clay-schist



History

Alabastro is a wine which name is inspired by a semi-precious marble found in the Alentejo region. Like this stone, we wanted to produce a wine that presented itself with strong and persistent flavours.



Profile 

The harvest of 2011 was produced from three grapes, Aragonez, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet from different vineyards in Alentejo. The Aragonez and Trincadeira are produced in Arronches (Portalegre), Orada (Borba) and Redondo where the soils are predominately clay-shale; the Alicante Bouschet is produced in the region of Borba and Redondo dominated by schist soils with low productions per hectare.



Vinification

Alabastro Reserve is produced in the new and modern winery of Quinta do Carmo at Estremoz. The grapes are separately vinified in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature, to preserve the fruity aromas followed by a short maceration.



Ageing

The final blend has a 6 month aging in oak barrels.



Analysis

Alcohol (%vol.): 14,5
pH: 3.70
Residual Sugar: 3.5
Total Acidity(g/I AT): 5.1
Total SO2 (mg/I): 72
Serving Temperature: 16-18ºC



Tasting notes

Colour: Alabastro Reserve Red has a deep ruby colour.
Aroma: With very mature red fruits completed with vanilla nuances and well toasted wood.
Palate: This wine is full-bodied, smooth and persistent.

Gastronomy

Ideal to go along with all types of grilled and roasted dishes.

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