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Florão Red


Year: 2017
Grape Varieties: 32% Aragonez, 25% Trincadeira, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Alfrocheiro and 2% Alicante Bouschet /Syrah
Ageing:  50% of the blend aged 6 months in third and fourth year 400 l French oak barrels.
Bottled: February 2019.
Storage & Serving: Ready to drink but will develop favourably in bottle for 3 or 4 years.


Tasting Notes

Aromas of red cherries fused with hints of pine forest and wet earth. The up-front fruit flavours are at the same time silky smooth, punctuated by forest fruits and delicate nuances of clove and peppers. A great all-round wine to accompany diverse foods, ready for drinking although it will repay keeping in bottle for another 3 or 4 years.
 

Winemaking

The hand-picked grapes are placed in small, shallow boxes and taken to the on-site winery. Manual sorting is followed by destemming and gentle crushing after which grapes are transferred to the fermentation vats. Fermentations are individually monitored, and the temperature and macerations are adjusted to maximise the potential of each fermenting batch.
 

Winemakers

Charles Symington, Pedro Correia and José Daniel Soares (resident winemaker)
 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.20% vol.
Volatile acidity: 0.4 g/L (acetic acid)
Total acidity: 5.3 g/L (tartaric acid)
pH: 3.61
Total sugars (gluc+fruct): 1.0 g/L
Allergy advice: Contains Sulphites



 
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