Rocha Rosa Red 2010

Classification: Regional wine

Region: Alentejo, Portugal

Type: Red

Grape Varieties: 25% Syrah, 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Alicante Bouschet and 25% Aragonez.

Soil type: Predominantly schistous with granitic patches

Age of vineyard: 10 years

Production: 16.773 bottles

Alcohol: 14.4% (labelled as 14.5%)
Total acidity: 5.0 g/dm3
Volatile acidity: 0.56 g/dm3
Total sugars: 2.6 g/dm3
pH: 3.58
Free sulphur: 44 mg/dm3

Vinification: 100% hand-harvested in September and hand-sorted again in the winery;  fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

Ageing: 9 months in oak

Bottling: August 2011
Background Information:
Herdade Tapada do Falcão is a small estate of 55 Hectares (130 acres) situated within the Portalegre DOC wine region on the slopes of the Serra de São Mamede in the Alto Alentejo. At 450 metres above sea level the climate is slightly cooler than the plains and the vines benefit from cooling breezes at night.

The estate comprises woodland and pastureland abounding with cork oaks, holm oaks, eucalyptus, olives and umbrella pines.

The vineyard of 6.2 hectares (15 acres) was planted in early 2000 with five different red grape varieties and gained DOC status in 2011.
Winemaker: Luis Bourbon, produced the wine at his winery in Evoramonte. Luis is also the
maker of Canto Decimo, Canto Quinto and Zefyro wines which together have won six
awards and commendations at the Decanter Wine Awards in London.

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