Baton 2013 Red

The Douro region is demarcated region to the oldest wine producers in the world. The Alto Douro Wine Region is part of a small elite classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, for its natural beauty and rich heritage. It is the meeting of the soil qualities, characteristics favorable climate and the hard work of the man who produces this unique wine.

The grapes are from various plots, deployed on land schist and arranged in terraces, all located in the Casal de Loivos village. All of the plots belonging to the family for several generations, consists of 5ha of vines aged 50 years and 12 ha planted 15 years ago. Older plots have mixture of traditional varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca and Sousão. The youngest were planted with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca.

The harvest took place in the second week of September. The grapes were harvested by hand, in small boxes of 18 kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard, followed by a second choice to the winery entrance. The grapes were destemned for two small mills, where two days macerated at low temperature, before starting alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts under controlled temperature.
Fermentation lasted about three weeks, with homogenization by treading. Finished fermentation, was decanted into new French oak barrels stirred by "battonage" for 2 months to start malolactic fermentation.
Total Acidity 5,6 g/L
pH 3,70
Total sugars 2,9 g/L
Stage  12 months in French oak barrels


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Magnum Carlos Lucas
Brand: Baton
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2013
Alcoholic Level: 14% Vol.
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: old vines with a mixture of several varieties
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Lucas
Colour: Intense color
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Aroma of great complexity dominated by berries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, hints of spice and tobacco.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: The tannins are fine and balanced acidity gives it a long, elegant finish.
Evaluation: 16,JPM
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: REVISTA DE VINHOS – 17 PTS