Amphora

Moreto 2018

2018 2015

Red

Wine Concept

To restore the tradition of producing amphora wines.

Agriculture

After a dry and cold winter, a rainy spring followed, restoring the proper moisture levels in the soil to initiate the vegetative cycle. The fact that temperatures in the spring, and until mid-summer, were milder than in previous years, somewhat delayed the entire cycle, but enabled good plant development. At the beginning of August, a heat wave that lasted five consecutive days, with temperatures above 43 degrees and strong gusts of wind, caused severe damage to the varieties that are more sensitive to this type of weather, leading to production losses. However, most of our vineyards, which are planted primarily with varieties better adapted to these conditions, ripened slowly and regularly, ideal to preserve the freshness and aromatic intensity of the white wines, and texture, concentration and complexity of the red wines.

SOIL TYPE

Schist origin with sandy loam texture.

VINEYARD AGE

80 years.

Grape Varieties

Moreto

Vinification / Maturation

Partially destemmed and fermented with wild yeasts in amphorae lined with resin. The wines were kept in contact with the wine pulp until 20 November 2017, and malolactic fermentation occurred in the amphorae. Basket pressing.

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Wine Makers

David Baverstock & Sandra Alves.

Colour

Bright ruby.

Aroma

Ripe, fresh fruit, with predominance of red berries, notes of woods and spices.

Palate

Firm on the palate in a sealed, elegant and intense combination.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

April 2019

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

5.6 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.5 g/l