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Adega de Borba Reserva Red

The flavour is soft, with a slight astringency, and balanced. Tannins are fruity, soft and structured. Elegant finish.

Region

Borba, Alentejo, Portugal

Denomination

D.O.C. Alentejo

Wine

Red

Harvest

2018

Grape varieties

Aragonez, Trincadeira, Castelão and Alicante Bouschet

Soil

Chalky-clay and schist

Vinification

Rótulo de Cortiça – one of Adega de Borba’s ex-libris – was produced from the most typical varieties in the Alentejo region, sub-region of Borba.
Originating from old vines, the grapes were strictly controlled during the maturation process and harvested in small quantities. After the grapes de-stemming and crushing, the alcoholic fermentation began. It was performed for about 10 to 15 days at a controlled temperature of 24ºC in order to extract the greatest aromas and flavours of the grapes. To increase the poliphenolic complexity, the flavours of the tannins and the wine’s structure, the wine remained in the vat for a post-fermentative maceration process. The malolactic fermentation was then performed in stainless steel vats. In order to increase the wine’s organoleptic characteristics, it aged for 12 months in 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels and wooden barrels. Then wine then aged for another 6 months in the bottle stored in a cellar.

Tasting Notes

Clear aspect and ruby colour with red nuances.
The aroma is fine and elegant with notes of black fruits, jam and white chocolate.
The flavour is soft, with a slight astringency, and balanced. Tannins are fruity, soft and structured. Elegant finish.

How to serve

At 16-17ºC.
Ideal to accompany red meats cooked in the oven, game or traditional desserts.
This wine can be enjoyed immediately, or if you prefer, you can also cellar it up to 10 years.

Distinctions and awards

Concurso Uva de Ouro 2021 – Portugal
Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – Inglaterra
SIlver Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020 – Suiça
Silver Medal

Analysis

Alcohol 14%Vol
Total Acidity 5,70 g/l
PH 3,50
Total SO2 < 120 mg/l
Notes Contains Sulfites

Packaging

Cases of 6 bottles x 0,75L
Cases of 12 bottles x 0,375L
Cases of 4 bottles x 1,5L

Technical sheet

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