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Quintas de Borba Reserva Red

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

Winemaker: Óscar Gato
Vinification: This wine comes from grapes selected in the oldest vineyards of the Borba region. After a rigorous control of the maturation evolution of the grapes in the vineyard, on arrival at the wine cellar the grapes were stalked, followed by the process of alcoholic fermentation in a stainless steel mill with a mechanical step, ending in maceration for 10 days under a controlled temperature of 22-25°C. The malolactic fermentation occurred in a stainless steel tank. For greater complexity, structure and richness, the selected final batch aged 12 months in 2nd and 3rd year French and American oak barrels, and 6 months in the bottle for final thinning.
 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14%Vol.
Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
pH: 3,50
SO2 Total: < 120 mg/l
 

Tasting Notes

Color: Clear appearance, deep grenade colour.
Aroma: Aroma of red fruits and spices.
Palate: Mellow flavour of wild black fruits, soft tannins of great longevity.

How to serve: Temperature of 16-17ºC.
Gastronomy: Meat dishes, Black pork, lamb, Grilled veal cutlets.
Consumption: Best consumed after bottling or stored up to 5-6 years.

 
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