Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto is a blend of indigenous Portuguese varietals sourced from 16th century vineyards 28 miles northwest of Lisbon. Fermented in traditional granite lagares and stainless steel, the wine is then refined for 18 months in French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes

Deep violet in color with a powerful bouquet of ripe black fruit, spice and rose, this tinto is elegant on the palate with soft tannins and vibrant acidity leading to a long and expressive finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with portabella mushroom burgers or spicy beef stirfry

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Quinta de Chocapalha
Vineyard size:
75 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous and Clay
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
660 feet
Vines/acre:
1600
Yield/acre:
1.6 tons
Exposure:
Various
Harvest time:
September
Bottles produced of this wine:
32,270
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
45% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Nacional, 15% Castelão, 10% Syrah, 5% Alicante Bouschet
Fermentation container:
Lagares
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
79 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
1 year
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5 %
pH level:
3.7
Residual sugar:
5.7 g/L
Acidity:
6.1 g/L

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