Casal das Aires Alicante Bouschet 2019 Red

The time has come for Joana Pinhão to display her interpretation of what an elegant and fresh wine from the Tejo wine region can be. As if closing a circle, she is back to her origins after twelve successful years in the Douro. Joana is from Ribatejo, Alpiarça. In this region, the wine tradition is well rooted and of long memory.
The grapes are harvested by hand, only in the morning to preserve the maximum freshness at night and preserving the maximum quality. When they arrive at the cellar, they are subjected to a rigorous sorting process, being crushed and destemmed, followed by total fermentation in a mill. After the alcoholic fermentation has ended, the malolactic fermentation has already taken place in barrels and an 18-month aging period in used French oak barrels was chosen.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Acidity: 6.7 g/L
Sugar: 1.0 g/L
pH: 3.47


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Casal das Aires
Brand: Alicante Bouschet
Region: Tejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2019
Alcoholic Level: 14,0%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Joana Pinhão
Format: 75cl
Vineyard location: Alpiarça
Vineyard Surface: Sandy and pebble
Terroir: Charneca do Ribatejo
Icon harvest dd3c3e9cc97aa103e709cbfb7ca7f13a8d0a589af788b9e71e1dc0fb3e5e2548 Harvest: Hand-picked grapes
Icon vinification 04b1039b65d015475e46d973b078067833b1fdb94cfc2b203336179178e779aa Vinification: Total fermentation in mill
Icon aging method f92f3aeb44b9a289e4fd887871ce260da73d7cb9eab8d4f74d4a36436a460f91 Aging Method: Aging for 18 months in used French oak barrels
Bottling Date: February 2021
Colour: Violet
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Wild berries, olives, cocoa
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Perfect acidity and silky smooth tannins
Tasting Notes: A focused and very pure wine
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 17,5 Pts - Grandes Escolhas