Vinhas do Sado Red

Vinhas do Sado Red 2014

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Winemakers Engº Francisco Pimenta
Region Comporta, Portugal
Total Area of ​​the Vine 35 ha (26 ha of red grapes and 9 ha of white grapes).
Classification Vinho Regional Península de Setúbal
Type Red Wine
Colour Ruby
Grapes Aragonez 35%, Alicante Bouschet 35%,
Syrah 10%, Trincadeira 10%, Castelão 10%
Aroma Intensely fruity.
Flavor Firm but silky, and with gentle acidity on the finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions:
This wine goes well with a lot of different meats, fish and pasta dishes
Soil Type Sandy
Exposure and Slope The vineyard is planted on flat land in a valley that runs from east to west, and is thus exposed to the sun practically all day long.
Temperature The Vineyard Year
The summer of 2014 was normal in our region, with higher than average temperatures in July and only one heat wave. Average air temperatures in the month of August were
below normal, and it was a dry month as far as rainfall was concerned. Average monthly air temperatures for September were above the normal for 1971 to 2000. As for rainfall,
September was extremely rainy, 9 time the average, especially in the last 20 days of the month.
Winemaking The grapes were harvested by machine at night. The wine was fermented in lagars (shallow, open vats) of 9,000 kg capacity, and a little press wine was added. The wine was chill filtered.
Traffic jam March 2015 - 100,000 bottles
Analysis Alcohol Content 13%
Volatile Acidity 0.48 g/l (acetic acid)
Total Acidity 5.46 g/l (tartaric acid)
pH 3.47
Residual Sugar 1.9 g/l
Dry Extract 26.6 g/l