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Conventual Reserva Red Vinha da Serra da Penha

Technical Information

Soil Type: Granitic with quartz outcrops
Vine Age: 20 years
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet
Pruning Method: Cultivation of the vine in line, pruning method double Royat.
Vine Altitude: 650 m

Harvest Period: Beginning of October
Harvest Method: Hand picked and transported in 20 kgs crates
Malolatic: Steel vats
Fermentation: Stainless steel winepress
Ageing: 12 months in new and used French oak barrels
 

Characteristics

Concept: This single estate wine has its origin in a unique vineyard locate in the mountains of Serra da Penha, at an altitude
of 650 mts, growing in very poor granitic and quartz soils.The grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet
and Cabernet Sauvignon, were stemmed and vinificate in small wine presses in contact with the skins of the
grapes, originating a wine of great intensity and vigour.

Vinification: The grapes are handpicked directly to 20 kgs crates, then totally destemmed. Fermentation occurs in stainless
steel vats and winepress with controlled temperature at 25ºC. Maceration is post fermentation. Malolactic
fermentation is made in stainless steel vats.

Tasting Notes: Elegant and fragrant nose with notes of cassis, red pepper and cocoa. Fine vegetable hints to give freshness. Fresh and full-bodied mouth with firm but fine tannins. Mineral and fresh character that will develop very well with
some bottle time.

Food Suggestions: Stews, roasted meat (pork or beed), traditional dishes, such as "Feijoada", "Cozido à Portuguesa" or "Chanfana".
 

Analytical Control

Residual Sugar (g/dm3): 0,5
Alcohol (%): 13,5
PH: 3,58
Total Acidity (g/dm3): 6,3
Total SO2 (mg/dm3): 100
 
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