Tapada de Villar Alentejo DOC 2012

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Fermented in open stainless steel vats and aged for four months in oak barrels, the Tapada de Villar Alentejo is a striking combination of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, and Trincadeira--showcasing these traditional Portuguese varietals in a distinctive light.

Tasting Notes

The Tapada de Villar Alentejo is a wine of unique character, displaying exotic aromas of fresh red berries and ripe plum. Secondary aromas of cocoa and vanilla from oak aging blend with a long and elegant finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is perfect with grilled pork sausage and sharp cheeses.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Herdade Penedo Gordo
Vineyard size:
175 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and Schist
Training method:
Single row
Elevation:
1,155 feet
Yield/acre:
4.8 tons
Exposure:
Eastern / Southern / Western
Year vineyard planted:
2000
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
2005
Bottles produced of this wine:
100,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
40% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Aragónez, 10% Trincadeira
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
58 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers and Aeration
Length of maceration:
4 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes 30 days
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
225 L
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Length of bottle aging:
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.0 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
2.7 g/L
Acidity:
5.4 g/L

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