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2016 vintage was marked by atypical weather. A warm and dry winter preceded a cold, wet spring. Summer was hot and dry, allowing for undisturbed ripening.
Sustainably grown in our own vineyards located just 3 km from the rugged Alentejan Atlantic Coast, further moderated by the early morning fog created by River Mira on which margins the vines are planted on. This cool maritime climate provides ideal conditions for growing high quality Pinot Noir grapes.
The grapes were picked on the same day but fermented in two separate lots, one at higher temperatures and with extended skin maceration in order to bring out colour and tannin and the other at lower temperatures with a shorter time on skins to yield a more aromatic and elegant wine. Both components were aged separately for 8 months in old french oak before blending and bottling in March 2018.
Our Winemakers Comments
Savoury nose with hints of cherry and strawberry. A spicy, juicy palate, nicely balanced, soft fruit with good supporting tannins.
Appelation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection
Total Acidity: 5.8
Final pH: 3.50
Reducing Sugar: 0.5
Barrel Ageing: 8 months in French Oak (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.
Available in bottles of 75 cl