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Vinha do Souto Red


Year: 2017
Grape Varities: 52% Alicante Bouschet e 48% Syrah
Ageing: 80% of the blend aged 11 months in new French oak barrels (65% of 400 l and 35% of 225 l) and 20% in second
year barrels.
Bottled:March 2019
Storage & Serving: Ready to drink but has good ageing potential.


Tasting Notes

Gorgeous floral aromas of roses denoting incredible freshness. Lifted conifer fragrance with an almost imperceptible toasty scent from the seamless wood integration. Impressive on the palate, full and seductive with ripe, focused fruit. The substantial, polished tannins underpin the imposing structure, which indicates considerable ageing potential. Its charming freshness, precision and poise make it already approachable, especially with rich dishes such as game.
 

Winemaking

The hand-picked grapes are placed in small, shallow boxes and taken to the on-site winery. Manual sorting is followed by destemming and gentle crushing after which grapes are transferred to the fermentation vats. Fermentations are individually monitored, and the temperature and macerations are adjusted to maximise the potential of each fermenting batch. The grapes sourced from the property’s finest vineyard parcels are vinified in smaller capacity fermentation vats, worked manually with cap submersion and post fermentation maceration to encourage the extraction of some tannin from the pips to complement those extracted from the grape skins. This adds structure and longevity to the wines.
 

Winemakers

Charles Symington, Pedro Correia and José Daniel Soares (resident winemaker)
 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.7% vol.
Volatile acidity: 0.5 g/L (acetic acid)
Total acidity: 5.2 g/L (tartaric acid)
pH: 3.58
Total sugars (gluc+fruct): 1.1 g/l
Allergy advice: Contains Sulphites

 
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