Varietals

Trincadeira 2017

2017 2016 2015

Red

Wine Concept

Conveys the full potential of this grape variety which, enhanced by the Alentejo soils and climate, produces a vibrant, balanced and unique varietal wine.

Agriculture

Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than the previous year, with more rain and the lowest temperatures between November and February. Nonetheless, temperatures and rain remained within the average of the past 18 years. The spring featured higher temperatures than in 2016, leading to earlier phenolic stages. From February to August/September, during the vegetative cycle, the average temperatures were higher than usual, reaching their peak on 13 July with a maximum temperature of 46.3ºC, indicating that ripening would occur earlier.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist base, with a clay/loam structure

VINEYARDS AGE
42 years

Grape Varieties

Trincadeira

Vinification / Maturation

Grapes were hand-picked and fermented in concrete tanks, where the wine also aged for 6 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Bright ruby.

Aroma

Fresh, ripe fruit with hints of plum and tea leaf.

Palate

Refined and balanced on the palate, with a silky texture and long finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

April 2018

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

5.8 g/l

pH

3.56

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.5 g/l