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Monsaraz Tradition Red


Year: 2018
Designation: DOC Alentejo
Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet (40%) - Trincadeira (30%) - Aragonez (30%)

Vinification: Hand-picked grapes are unloaded and immediately destemmed and crushed. The fermentation begins in vats at controlled temperature of 28º C (82.4º F). After fermenting, the wine is sampled on a regular basis, with the best batches being duly identified, set aside and stabilized.
Ageing: Two special batches are then selected, one destined to age in french oak, later to be rejoined with the other, which had been kept in vats.
 

Tasting notes

Color: The wine have a distinct ruby-red colour.
Aroma: Ripe red fruit aroma integrated with notes of spices. 
Palate: Soft, intense and full bodied, in an attractive set with long and persistent finish.

Consumption: It can be drunk now or stored for 2 to 3 years after bottling, as long as the storage conditions are suitable. Recommended serving at temperature 16º to 18º (60,8º to 64,4ºF).
Gastronomy: This wine is a fine accompaniment to grilled or roasted meet dishes, pates and aged chesses.
 

Analysis

Alcoholic degree: 14,5% vol.
Total Acidity:5,9 g/l
pH: 3.69
Reducing Sugars: 2,3g/l


Winemaking: Rui Veladas and Tiago Garcia
 
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