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Torre do Frade - Virgo Red


 

Vineyard area for our wine: 3,5 hectares (8,65 acres)
Type of soil: Medium brown shale

Varieties used in the blend: Syrah (21%) Trincadeira (27%), Alicante Bouschet (10%) and Aragonez (42%)

Average of production: 10,000 kg/ha (8925,591 lbs/acre)
Watering method: Drop-by-drop
Green pruning: No
Clusters preventive treatment: No
Harvest: Manual

 

Wine Making

Alcoholic fermentation: Inox troncoconic fermenter
Malolactic fermentation: In Inox Fermenter
Fermentation period: 9 days
Fermentation temperature: 26ºC (78,8F)
 

Maturation

Ageing period oak: 10 months (40% wine in barrels for the full period)
Type of wood: French Oak, 2nd and 3rd usage
In the Inox: 60% of the batch doesen’t have wood at all

 

Analysis

Alcohol Content: 12,6%
Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l
pH: 3,44
 

Consumption & Service

Service: 15°C/59F
Consume: 18°C/64F
 

Wine Storage

Bottle Positioning: Horizontal
Temperature: Between 13°C/57,2F - 16°C/60,8F (or places without temperature
fluctuations)
Humidity: Between 70% and 80% (or places without humidity fluctuations)

 

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