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Dom Martinho Red

Denomination: Regional Alentejano

Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon

Ageing: 12 months in stainless steel

Winemaker: Hugo Carvalho

Soil Type: Clay limestone

First Harvest: 1991

History: We wanted to create an emblematic wine from Quinta do Carmo which would be meant to be consumed young, with a more fruity profile and without the influences of wood ageing. We found the ideal fruit from the Dom Martinho vineyard in which the wine itself shares its name. Quinta do Carmo dates back to the seventeenth century when King D. João IV had it built for a Lady of his court.

Profile: The harvest took place during September. From the rich clay and limestone soils in the Alentejo we selected Aragones, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape varieties were fermented separately, using a traditional method with short maturation periods and controlled temperatures (maximum 28ºC) to allow for the retentions of aromas and fruit with a modern style. Very fresh and excellent when enjoyed young.


 

Analysis

Alcohol (%vol.): 14
PH: 3,61
Residual Sugar: 3,7
Total Acidity (g/I AT): 5,4
Total SO2 (mg/I): 57

Serving Temperature: 16-18ºC


 

Tasting Notes

Aroma: This wine is very expressive with aromas of ripe berries, in particular jammy flavors.
Palate: Balanced acid of this wine gives it a unique freshness.


Gastronomy: An ideal accompaniment for meat or poultry. Due to its balanced acidity, Dom Martinho 2011 is a perfect match for elaborate dishes of partridge, rabbit, or wild boar.


 

Awards

2006 Vintage: Gold Medal | Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada | 2010

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