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Quinta do Quetzal Reserva DOC Red


Varieties: 50% Petit Syrah, 15% Trincadeira and 35% Alicant Bouschet

Winemakers: Rui Reguinga and José Portela.

Soil: Sloping slate soils white low production potential.

Climate: Mediterranean, with some continental influence. Cold winters with rain concentrated
between October and February ( average annual precipitation of about 700 mm ) and very
hot summers.

Vinification: The grapes are gathered in small bins and immediately taken to the winery and cooled to a temperature oh 15ºC. They are then separated, crushed and deposited in a fermenting vat in French Oak. Fermentation takes between 8 or 10 days at a temperature of 25ºC. Pumping over is carried out 4 or 5 times daily for 15 minute periods. After alcoholic fermentation the wine is placed in 225-litre barrels of French oak, where it will age for 12 months and another 8 month in bottle.

 

Analysis

Alcoholic content: 14% Vol.;
Total acidity: 5,5 g/L in tartaric acid;
PH: 3,62
Residual sugars: 1,1 g/L.


 

Tasting Notes

Colour: A garnet colouris followed by pomegranate with notes of dark fruit and spices.
Palate: Very elegant taste of smooth wood.In mouth fine structured, with fresh notes and long silky tannins.

Cuisine: Goes very well with refined meat served with gravy or spicy fish dishes.

 

 

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