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Barrancôa Red 2015



Sub-region: Vidigueira
Classification: Alentejo Regional Wine
Climate: Mediterranean climate with a slight continental influence during spring and summer.
Soil Type: Schist
Grape Varieties: 40% Aragonez, 40% Trincadeira and 20% Alicante Bouschet
Production: 60.000 bottles
Winemaker: Paulo Laureano

 

Vinification

Barrancôa is a blend of three grape varieties with three different maturation cycles. Each fermentation is carried out separately, beginning with the Aragonez, followed by Trincadeira and finally Alicante Bouschet. At the vineyard, the grapes are harvested manually and are subjected to their first selection. These are then immediately forwarded to the winery’s cold rooms and stabilized at a temperature of 10°C, during a 12 hour period. A rigorous selection of the best bunches is conducted at the sorting tables, where they are then destalked. After being suitably crushed, the grapes go directly to the different fermentation tanks, all with controlled temperature. During the fermentation process the temperature is around 20-22°C. Gravity is used in all the fermentation tanks, in the mechanical crushing and délastage processes, avoiding skin laceration and the crushing of the grape pips, consequently excluding any possible astringency. Part of this wine is then aged in French oak barrels. After the malolatic fermentation, the blend from these three grape varieties is created, followed by bottling and thereafter is dispatched to the cellar where it will stage for a period of 8 to 10 months.

Bottling: Cold, semi-automatic bottling.



Analysis

ABV: 14%
Total Sugars: 1,6 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 5,8 g/dm3 (Tartaric Ac.)
Volatile Acidity: 0,74 g/dm3 (Acetic Ac.)
pH: 3,43



Tasting notes

Colour: Garnet.
Aroma: Fresh plums, blueberries and spices.
Palate: Smooth, fresh, with elegant tannins. A superb food wine for meat stews, traditional dishes such as lamb or pork. Perfect for game birds.
Drink by: 8-10 months after bottling and up to 6 years. Store in dark, fresh and dry conditions.
Recommemended serving temperature: 15º C / 16º C

 

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