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Quintas de Borba Red

Designation: DOC Borba
Grape varieties: Aragonez, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet
Soil: Chalky-clay and schist

Winemaker: Óscar Gato
Vinification: In the vineyard, the grapes are produced exclusively in vineyards located in certified in an integrated production system and approved for the Alentejo wine sustainability plan. Grapes harvested by hand. In the Cellar, after total destemming and slight crushing, the grapes are subjected to alcoholic fermentation in a stainless steel mill, with mechanical
step control, and are left to macerate for 10 days under a controlled temperature of 22-24ºC. The malolactic fermentation takes place in a small volume stainless steel tank. After a period of maturation of 6 months in new French and American oak barrels, the wine is bottled and left to mature in a climate-controlled cask-ageing cellar for 6 months.

Ageing: 6 months ageing in oak.
 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14 %Vol.
Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
pH: 3,50
SO2 Total: < 120 mg/l
 

Tasting Notes

Color: Garnet colour.
Aroma: Great aromatic intensity of very mature black fruits.
Palate: Soft, fresh flavour, where 1hints of black fruits, chocolate and coffee predominate. Good depth with persistence.

How to serve: Temperature of 16-17ºC.
Gastronomy: Red meats, Game and cheeses
Consumption: Best consumed after bottling or stored up to 4 years.

 
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