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Medeiros Red 2013

Viticulture

Climate: Continental-Mediterranean, characterized by a low-rainfall, semi-arid growing season and high daytime temperatures. Good summer and pre-harvest thermal amplitude.
Soil characteristics: Magnesian sedimentary loam soils, ranging from sandy-loam to clay-loam with marked horizons. Many areas comprise soils with laminar clay-schist-like characteristics. Whilst very low in organic matter, the acidic, or slightly acid soils have average fertility and a high water retention capacity.
Vineyard Area: 31 hectares
Grape varieties: Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trincadeira. Relief and Row orientation:Lightly undulating, predominantly WSW – ENE rows
Planting Density: 2.8m x 1.2m
Vine Training: Unilateral cordon
Irrigation: Irrigated as per stringently controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameters. Cultural practices are strictly adapted to each variety and plot, with the aim of producing of the best quality fruit. Each plant is individually inspected to ensure that production does not exceed a specified limit per plant. At harvest time, the crop is carefully selected and transported in small 25 Kg trays to the winery.



Winemaking

Process: Grapes are hand-picked; Musts are cold-soaked for up to 2 days prior to fermentation; Inoculation with selected yeasts; Prolonged fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: Aged 12 months in new and second years French barrels.



Tasting notes

Colour: Mature red colour.
Aroma: This inky wine entices with aromas of cedar and vanilla, subtle berry fruit and notes of sweet spice and herbs.
Palate: Dry, full bodied, it´s vibrant on the attack and fresh textured. Lively concentrated sweet spice-infused fruit is framed by slightly drying tannins. This is a well crafted wine that finishes with lingering warm notes of vanilla and cedar.
Gastronomy: Enjoy with roast meats.

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