Monte Velho

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Philosophy:

A wine for all occasions. The profile is balanced and gastronomic, highlighting the best aromas and flavours of Alentejo grapes.

Harvest Year:

Excellent year for red wines in this region. The low winter rainfall contributed to a smaller than average grape harvest with deeply concentrated high quality wines.

Viticulture:

Soil Type: Granite/schist base, clay/loam soil.
Average age of vines: 15 years.

Grapes Varieties:

Aragonês, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Syrah

Vinification:

Destemming, crushing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, membrane pressing, controlled malolactic fermentation, ageing in stainless steel tanks and american oak barrels for 6 months prior to blending and bottling.

Bottling:

April 2013.

Chemical Analyses

Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 6,86 g/l
pH: 3,60
Reducing Sugar: 1,7 g/l

Wine makers:

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.

Colour:

Clear deep ruby colour.

Aroma:

Berry fruit aromas with some complex subtle toasty notes.

Palate:

Elegant palate with good depth of fruit and a fine tannic structure.

Ideal Consumption Date:

2013-2017

Formats Available:

375 ml, 750 ml, 1,5 L, 3 L, 5 L.

Review:

Monte Velho Red 2009 – Wine Spectator 2011 – 88 points (Best Value);

Monte Velho Red 2010 – San Franscisco Wine competition 2011 – Silver.

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