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Cartuxa Reserva DOC Red

Cartuxa wines reflect the tradition and famed quality of the first people to make wine at Cartuxa; Carthusian monks who in 1587 established the Santa Maria Scala Scoeli Monastery. It was first produced in 1986.
 

Technical Information

Designation: DOC Alentejo
Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet and Trincadeira
Type of Soil: Granitic

Winemaker: Pedro Baptista
Vinification: Cartuxa Reserva red is a blend of Alicante Bouschet and Trincadeira, planted in the Eugénio de Almeida foundation. When the grapes are judged to be perfectly matured, they are carefuly picked and brought to the winery for de-stalking gentle crushing and fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats. There follows a 15 days maceration period followed by maturation in new french barrels for 15 months. The wine is aged in the bottle for 12 months prior to release.
 

Analysis

Alcohol: 15%
Total acidity: 5,5
PH: 3,70
Total Sugars: 1,4


Serving Temperature: 16ºC a 18ºC
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