Howard's Folly Reserva Tinto

Technical information

Varieties: 80% Syrah &  20% Alicante Bouschet 
Region: Portalegre (Northern Alentejo)
Harvest Info: Hand-picked. transported in 15kg plastic crates.
Harvest Dates: Syrah: 14/09 Alicante Bouschet: 27/09
Yield: 4-5 tons/ha
Vinification: Destemmed, gentle crushing, 20% whole berries. Small 12 ton stainless steel fermenters with regular pumpovers and delastage. Temp: 24 – 27ºC
No fining or cold stabilisation. Blended and bottled in June 2013.
Maturation: Aged in new and used French and American oak barrels

Wine Analysis

ABV: 14.5%
TA: 6.6g/l
pH: 3.56
VA: 0.60g/l

Tasting notes

Colour: Dense deep dark red, opaque centre.
Aroma: Complex aromas of dark berry fruits with spicy oak and pepper notes.
Palate: Intense, rich and well balanced palate, long and persistent finish.
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