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Pato Frio Red Edition 2015



Sub-region: Vidigueira
Classification: Alentejo Regional Wine
Climate: Mediterranean climate with a slight continental influence during spring and summer.
Soil Type: Schist
Grape Varieties: 60% Aragonez, 20% Alfrocheiro and 20% Alicante Bouschet
Production: 60.000 bottles
Winemaker: Paulo Laureano

 

Vinification 

Pato Frio Red Edition is a blend of three grape varieties with three different maturation cycles. Each fermentation is carried out separately, beginning with the Aragonez, followed by Alfrocheiro and finally Alicante Bouschet. At the vineyard, the grapes are harvested manually and are subjected to their first selection. These are then immediately forwarded to the winery’s cold rooms and stabilized at a temperature of 10°C, during a 12 hour period. A rigorous selection of the best bunches is conducted at the sorting tables, where they are then destalked. After being suitably crushed, the grapes go directly to the different fermentation tanks, all with controlled temperature. During the fermentation process the temperature is around 20-22 °C. Gravity is used in all the fermentation tanks, in the mechanical crushing and délastage processes, avoiding skin laceration and the crushing of the grape pips consequently excluding any possible astringency. This wine is then partially aged in French oak barrels from Seguin Moreau, medium toast, fine grain. After the malolatic fermentation, the
blend from these three grape varieties is created, followed by bottling and thereafter is dispatched to the cellar where it will
stage for a period of 8 to 10 months.

Bottling: Cold, semi-automatic bottling.



Analysis

ABV: 14%
Total Sugars: 1,6 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 5,8 g/dm3 (Tartaric Ac.)
Volatile Acidity: 0,74 g/dm3 (Acetic Ac.)
pH: 3,43



Tasting notes

Colour: Granate.
Aroma: Plum, wild berries, spices and dark chocolate.
Palate: The quaffable, elegant and balanced wine has a lasting and truly pleasant finish
Drink by: 8-10 months after bottling and up to 6 years. Store in dark, fresh and dry conditions.
Recommemended serving temperature: 15º C / 16º C
Food Pairing: Pato Frio Red Edition goes well with hearty dishes such as meat stews and soups as well as traditional lamb, pork and venison.

 

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