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Montes Claros Garrafeira Red

Soft flavor, with a fruity freshness, excellent structure, fast spice astringency and toasted. Balance, elegance and persistence in the end.

Region

Borba, Alentejo, Portugal

Denomination

D.O.C. Alentejo

Wine

Red

Harvest

2014

Grape varieties

Aragonez, Tinta Caiada and Trincadeira

Soil

Schist

Vinification

In the 2005 harvest appears the first Montes Claros wine with indicative “Garrafeira”. It was elaborated from a previous selection of old vines installed in schist soils, with a rigorous control of the grape production and the evolution of the maturation in each grape. This process involved particularly the grape growers associates, which had an additional care to produce grapes of extra quality. The alcoholic fermentation was in inox vats, the maceration was during 10 days, under a temperature control of 24ºC. The malolatic fermentation occurred French oaks of first use, American and chestnut oak, followed a period of repose of 12 months in the same barrels. After fast filtration, occurred the bottling and a final period of 30 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes

Limpid aspect and garnet color with deepness.
Good aromatical intensity, with the prominence of red fruits notes, coffee, chocolate and spices.
Soft flavor, with a fruity freshness, excellent structure, fast spice astringency and toasted. Balance, elegance and persistence in the end.

How to serve

At 16-17 ºC.
As an accompaniment to veal, lamb, game and traditional pastry.
This wine can be enjoyed immediately, or if you prefer, you can also cellar it up to 10 years.

Distinctions and awards

Concurso de Vinhos Escanções 2020 – Portugal
Gold trolley

Selections Mondiales des Vins 2019 – Canadá
Gold Medal

Analysis

Alcohol 14,5% Vol.
Total Acidity 5,90 g/l
PH 3,55
Total SO2 < 120 mg/l
Notes Contains Sulfites

Packaging

Wooden box 3 bottles x 0,75L

Technical sheet

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