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Quinta da Fonte Souto Red


Year: 2017
Grape Varieties: 40% Alicante Bouschet, 25% Trincadeira, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah e 10% Alfrocheiro
Ageing: 50% of the blend aged 6 months in second and third year 400 l French oak barrels.
Bottled: March 2019
Storage & Serving: Ready to drink but has good ageing potential
 

Tasting Notes

Aromas of Mediterranean scrub with balsamic notes of pine needles and resin. Broad and complex on the palate, with succulent flavours of fruits of the forest and hints of clove. The taut tannins provide a well-toned structure, balanced by fresh acidity which gives the wine great definition. The diversity of grape varieties used mark the wine with a very particular profile, a clear gastronomic aptitude as well as promising ageing potential.
 

Winemaking

The hand-picked grapes are placed in small, shallow boxes and taken to the on-site winery. Manual sorting is followed by destemming and gentle crushing after which grapes are transferred to the fermentation vats. Fermentations are individually monitored, and the temperature and macerations are adjusted to maximise the potential of each fermenting batch. A period of post fermentation maceration follows to encourage the extraction of some tannin from the pips to complement those extracted from the grape skins. This adds structure and longevity to the wines.
 

Winemakers

Charles Symington, Pedro Correia and José Daniel Soares (resident winemaker)
 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.10% vol.
Volatile acidity: 0.4 g/L (acetic acid)
Total acidity: 5.6 g/L (tartaric acid)
pH: 3.62
Total sugars (gluc+fruct): 0.8 g/L
Allergy advice: Contains Sulphites

 
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