To compare wines produced from the Alicante Bouschet grape variety, from two different sub regions within Alentejo: Portalegre and Reguengos.
To be tasted alongside trial 4.
The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring, followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.
Manual harvest on the 24th September 2013. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 10 days. Malolatic fermentation in tank.
Matured for 6 months in used barrels, followed by 12 months in large oak vessels (5.000l).
Machuguinho – T06
Sub Region: Portalegre
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Lively deep red.
Tight with subtle fruit notes.
Fine and elegant. Lively acidity and fine tannins. Long and persistent.
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