SONHADOR RESERVA 2011

Varieties:

  • Syrah: 80% Alicante Bouschet: 20%

Region:

  • Portalegre (Northern Alentejo)

Harvest Info:

  • Hand-picked. transported in 15kg plastic crates.

Harvest Dates:

  • Syrah: 14/09 Alicante Bouschet: 27/09

Yield:

  • 4-5 tons/ha

Vinification:

  • Destemmed, gentle crushing, 20% whole berries. Small 12 ton stainless steel fermenters with regular pumpovers and delastage. Temp: 24 – 27ºC
    No fining or cold stabilisation
    Blended and bottled in June 2013

Maturation:

  • Aged in new and used French and American oak barrels

Wine Analysis:

  • ABV: 14.5% TA: 6.6g/l pH: 3.56 VA: 0.60g/l

Tasting Notes:

  • Dense deep dark red, opaque centre Complex aromas of dark berry fruits with spicy oak and pepper notes. Intense, rich and well balanced palate, long and persistent finish

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