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Herdade do Peso Trinca Bolotas Red

Type: Still

Colour: Red

Designation of Origin: DOC Alentejo

Region: Alentejo

Country of Origin: Portugal

Sustainable Viticulture: Yes

The Wine: Trinca Bolotas 2013 is a delicious wine typical of the Alentejo, within the range of the Herdade do Peso estate. The estate produces appealing wines whose flavours, aromas and colours remind us of the gentle pace of life in the region.
 

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Vibrant red in colour.
Aroma: Great aromatic intensity dominated by ripe red and black fruits (blackberries, raspberries and black plums).
Palate: Full bodied, with good tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish.
 

 

Harvest Year

In the Alentejo, 2013 began with a very rainy spring, so that at the beginning of the vegetative cycle there were abundant reverves of water in the soil. This encouraged the growth of an excellent leaf canopy. The temperatures at the beginning of the growth cycle, a little lower than normal, made for late budding, which carried through to a very long harvest period. Nevertheless, the dry weather in the latter stages helped produce grapes with excellent aromatic qualities, very good natural acidity and phenolic ripeness.
 

Winemaker: Luis Cabral de Almeida

Varieties: 44% Alicante Bouschet, 40% Touriga Nacional, 16% Aragonez

Winemaking: Made at the property from Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Aragonez grapes. The grapes were carefully monitored and picked at optimal ripeness. After total destemming and gentle crushing, the must fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26ºC for 7 days. The skins were left tomacerate for a further 3 to 4 days to increase the aromatic and phenolic complexity. When it was judged on tasting to have reached the correct balance, the juice was run off the skins and the skins were pressed.

Maturation: After malolactic fermentation, the wines were transferred to French and Caucasian oak barrels, where they were matured for around six months. To maintain its high quality, the wines was bottled without cold stabilisation. It may thus throw a slight deposit during bottle-ageing.

Store: Trinca Bolotas is at its peak two to three years after the harvest, but can continue to evolve in a positive way for severl years more. The bottle should be kept on its side in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.

Serve: Trinca Bolotas Red 2013 should be served at between 16ºC-18ºC.

Enjoy: Thanks to the balance between tannins, acidity and fruit, this is is a very versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own, or with pasta dishes or white meats, or with more elaborate dishes.



Technical Details

Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 4,9 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 2 g/l
pH: 3,62


Integrated Production: All the grapes used in this wine were produced in accordance with the Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Production guidelines as defined by the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (OILB/IOBC): www.iobc-wprs.org/ip_ipm/IOBC_IP_principles.html. The rigorous compliance with these practices is certified by an independent organisation, recognized by the Portuguese State.

Responsible Drinking and Quality: Sogrape Vinhos is a signatory to the European initiative "Wine in Moderation", and is certified to the highest world standards for quality and food safety.

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