Tapada de Villar Altentejo Reserva 2011

Tapada de Villar

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An enticing blend of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, and Syrah the Tapada de Villar Reserva is fermented on the skins in open stainless steel tanks and refined in oak for 8 months rendering a
remarkable balance between the oak and the fruit in this classic Portuguese Reserva.

Tasting Notes

Dark and concentrated ruby in color, Tapada de Villar Reserva shows intense aromas of spice and dry fruit, accompanied by nuances of rich, dark chocolate. A wine of great complexity and structure, this Reserva displays soft, elegant tannins with an exquisite finish.

Food Pairing

A wonderful accomaniment to pork loin seasoned in garlic and white wine.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Herdade Penedo Gordo
Vineyard size:
175 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and Schist
Training method:
Single row
1,155 feet
2.0 tons
Eastern / Southern / Western
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
75 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers and Aeration
Length of maceration:
6 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
225 L
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
2 years
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
14.5 %
pH level:
Residual sugar:
0.2 g/L
6.2 g/L

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