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Tinto da Ânfora Grande Escolha Red

Denomination: Vinho Regional Alentejano

Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Syrah

Ageing: 18 months in frenck oak barrels

Winemaker: Hugo Carvalho

Soil Type: Clay limestone and schist

First Harvest: 1999

History: Among the grapes that make our Tinto de Ânfora wine, we receive small amounts of exceptional fruit. From the 1999 harvest, limited lots of grapes were chosen to make a reserve of Tinto de Ânfora known as Tinto de Ânfora Grande Escholha meaning “Great Choice” considered a truly exceptional wine. After the 1999 vintage (IWC Silver Medal), 2001 (IWC Silver Medal), 2003 (ICW Gold Medal) we released the current vintage, 2008.

Profile: The grapes come from vineyards at Herdade da Tinoca (Portalegre), Herdade de Santa Marta (Borba), and Herdade das Ânforas (Arraiolos). The Aragonez was harvested early in the first week of September, the Touriga Nacional and Syrah were gathered a little later in the middle of the month.

Vinification: The wine is fermented separately following the use of a traditional press. The wine matures for 18 months in new oak barrels after which the final blend is made.


 

Analysis

Alcohol (%vol.): 14
pH: 3.55
Residual Sugar: 4.1
Total Acidity (g/I AT): 6.0
Total SO2 (mg/I): 90

Serving Temperature: 16-18ºC


 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep colour.
Aroma: Rich and concentrated with strong aromas and flavors.
Palate: Notes of cherry and plums combined with nuances of toast and vanilla well integrated with a firm and elegant structure. Complex and elongated.

Gastronomy: An ideal accompaniment for red meat dishes and game.


 

Awards

Great Medal Gold | Concurso Vinhos de Portugal | 2013
Bronze Medal | International Wine Challenge | 2012

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