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Herdade de Ceuta Red


Vintage: 2017
Denomination: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Grape Varieties: Moreto Preto, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional
 

Viticulture

Climate: A warm and temperate climate with a lot more rainfall in winter than in summer. Average temperature is 16.5ºC with 569mm of annual rainfall.
Soil: Limestone-clay
Pruning: Goblet (Moreto), Double Royat (Touriga Nacional) and Double Guyot (Alicante Bouschet)
Age of vines: 80 years (Moreto Preto), 10 years (alicante Bouschet and Touriga Nacional)
 

Vinification

Manual harvesting into small crates, during the coolest early morning hours. After destemming the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, under controlled temperatures of 21-24ºC. A part of the batch is aged in stainless steel tanks, and the other part in French and American oak casks during six months. The wine is the aged in the bottle for a further three months.
 

Analysis

Degree of Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Total Acid: 5,0 g/l
pH: 3,75
Total sugar: 0,3 g/l
 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Clean aspect. Intense ruby colour
Aroma: Complex, ripe fruit (raspberry, prune), coffee, chocolate and spices.
Palate: Consistent tannins, complex and elegant flavour with a long and harmonious finish.
Serving Suggestion: Should be consumed at a temperature of 16ºC.
Gastronomy: To accompany grilled or roast meats, game, patê and cured cheese. 

Winemaker: Filipe Perdiz

 
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