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Talha DOC Red 2017

Technical Information

Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Trincadeira e Alicante Bouschet
Region: Vidigueira
Type of soil: Schist
Climate: Mediterranean
Bottling: February 2018
Longevity: 1 to 2 years
Production: 5.333 bottles
 

Vinification

Hand-harvested in small boxes, and divided by grape variety. Destemming and crushing of the grapes in a mill. Natural fermentetion in amphoras (clay pots) wich are previously coated and waterproofed with beeswax and resin. The wines were kept in contact with the wine masses until November 20th. Malolactic fermentation also ocurrs inside the amphoras.
 

Analysis

Alcohol (%vol.): 13,3%
Total acidity (g/l): 5,8
pH: 3,75
Total sugars (g/l): 0,8


Winemaker's Notes

Color: Granat.
Aroma: Intense red fruits (plum) and chocolate notes.
Palate: Unmistakable minerality form the amphora. Soft wine with a little adstringency and a long and persistent finish.
Winemaker: Paulo Laureano
 

History

WIne produced artisanally through the millenarian technique of fermenting the grapes in clay amphoras. Technique that had come from the Roman times, has remained unchanged over more than 2.000 years of history, moving thru generations through popular wisdom. It is the region of Vila de Frades, a small village with less than 900 inhabitants in the heart of Alentejo, that this tradition has been kept alive, and that is now recognized as the "Caoital of the Amphora Wine".
 

Singularity

The fact that each amphora has different sizes, porosity and density cause the levels of oxygen and the temperature at wich grapes are subject to fermentation is different from amphora to amphora. This way, even if made from the same grapes, amphora wines have the peculiarity of being all different from each other due to the unique touch each amphora confers. It is therefore impossible to replicate a batch, which consequently ensures and translates the uniqueness of this type of wine.

 
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