Alto DO-JOA 2013 Red

The vines are centenary, of ungrafted planting of more than 120 years old, where there’s an abundance of more than twenty different types of castes. The schist soils live at 750m of altitude and the climate offers a wide range of temperatures in the maturation period. Given the vine’s age and the traditional processes of grafting and wine varieties, it is possible to find different castes originating on the same vine, which makes the viticulture process even more interesting and results in a final product that is curious, unique and with peculiar complexity.

The harvest consist in grapes selected from different castes (about twenty). Soft crushing process. Peculiar pre-maceration and maceration. Fermentation occurs in 1000 liter mills with foot treading process. Stage of 24 months in used French Oak barrels, followed by bottling.

Total Acidity: 5.96 (g/dm3)
SO2 Total: 142 (mg/dm3)
Residual Sugar: 0.6 (g/dm3) 
pH: 3.55


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Casa do JOA
Brand: Alto DO-JOA
Region: Trás-os-montes
Type: Red
Vintage: 2013
Alcoholic Level: 12.5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Old Vines - Bastardo (30%), Mourisco Tinto (25%), Cornifesto (15%), Tinta Bairrada (4%), Tinta Amarela (2%), Alvarelhão (2%), Malvasia Preta (2%), Jaen (2%), Unidentified (18%)
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Jorge Afonso
Format: 75cl
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma is complex and inviting — floral.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: The flavor is dry, soft, fresh and long lasting.
Goes well with: Accompany very well with cheeses, sausages and spicy meals.
Serving Temperature: 14ºC - 16ºC
Tasting Notes: Unique wine, typically Reserva. Very gastronomic and with excellent bottle aging potential. Singular wine that provides a very distinct tasting experience, when compared to common wines found in the market.