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T - Quinta da Terrugem Red

Grape varieties: Aragonez and Trincadeira
Ageing: 18 months in new french oak
Winemaker: Hugo Carvalho
Soil type: Clay Calcareous
First harvest: 1999



History

The first vintage took place in 1999 and was produced again in 2001 and 2002. The intention was to produce a superior wine with grapes from Quinta da Terrugem in the Alentejo region. The letter T makes an iconic representation for Quinta da Terrugem. The wine demonstrates the characteristics of the terroir. With 50 hectares of vines planted in 1922, the grape varieties include Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, and Syrah.



Profile

In 2008, a year of drought, Aliança decided to make another vintage of T Quinta da Terrugem due to the excellent condition of the grapes. With reduced yields the grapes were riper and gave to a more concentrated flavor. The Aragonez and Trincadeira developed nicely as these are two varieties that thrive in periods of drought.



Vinification

All grapes varieties are fermented separately in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks. After fermentation, the wine spends 18 months in new French oak (225 liter) barrels. After a careful selection of the very best, the final blend is made.



Analysis

Alcohol (%vol.): 13.5
PH: 3.35
Residual Sugar: 1.8
Total Acidity(g/I AT): 6.1
Total SO2 (mg/I): 130
Serving Temperature: 16-18ºC



Tasting Notes

Colour: Concentrated deep purple color.
Aroma: Attractive aroma, where the deep notes of ripe fruit, chocolate and some smokiness come together in perfect complexity.
Palate: In the mouth, strong body where elegant tannins and well framed acidity make this wine full of fruit, powerful, with a persistent finish.
Gastronomy: Ideal accompanied with hunting game, grilled meats, and cheeses.

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