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Gáudio Clássico Red 2014

Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
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% Touriga Nacional, 40%  Alicante Bouschet, 10% Aragonez and 10% Tinta Miúda 
Production: 60.000 bottles
Winemaker: Paulo Laureano



Vinification

After harvest, exposed to a temperature of 10ºC, the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Fermented in cylindrical-conical stainless steel vats.
Ageing: Upon malolatic fermentation, it is aged in new french oak vats until bottling.

Bottling: Temperature controlled, semi-automatic bottling.



Analysis

ABV: 14%
Total Sugars: 0,8 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 6,1 g/dm3 (Tartaric Ac.)
Volatile Acidity: 0,61 g/dm3 (Acetic Ac.)
pH: 3,39



Tasting notes

Colour: Garnet.
Aroma: Notes of black fruits, some floral hints, mint, toast and green coffee.
Palate: It shows structure and balance in the mouth, with a set of solid and robust tannins that will assure you pleasure and longevity.
Drink by: 12 Months after bottling and up to 8 years.
Recommemended serving temperature: 15º C / 16º C
Food Pairing: It will pair to perfection with mature steer cuts, stewed or oven baked big game meat, a Portuguese style cod, as well as other stewed or baked fish.

 

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