Freixo Art 2016 Red

In the depths of Alentejo, between Évora and Serra d'Ossa, lay thirteen hectares of ecological land where the vine lives alongside the grazing, the mounted and the cork oak, millennial olive trees and where some extremely rare specimens live, such as the black stork, in a privileged habitat. In this unique terroir, at an altitude of 450 meters, that some of the most interesting wines of the region are produced under the experienced hand of Pedro Vasconcelos e Sousa, in a subterranean cellar. 
 
Vinification
For this wine, we use the best grapes from Herdade do Freixo, which are harvested at their ideal point of maturation, with a total balance between sugar, acidity and flavor. The Petit Verdot grapes come from the vineyards most exposed to the North, bringing an extra contribution of freshness and elegance to the blend. After harvesting in 20 kg boxes, the varieties are vinified separately. The entire process is carried out by gravity for the truncated conical fermentation vats with controlled temperature, mechanically treading 2 to 3 times a day, all in a very gentle way. After aging for 14 months in new 500L barrels of soft toasted French oak, to preserve the most delicate notes of the quality fruit, it was aged in bottle for over 3 years.
 
Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 14%
Reducing sugars: 0.6
Total Acidity: 5.0
PH: 3.66
 
€75.00

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Herdade do Freixo
Brand: Art
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Petit Verdot, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Diogo Lopes, Xabier Kamio
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: Ruby color.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Very rich and complex aroma with notes of wild fruits, spices and bergamot.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Very structured in the mouth, with lots of layers of complexity.
Goes well with: delicate dishes of fusion and Mediterranean cuisine where the most natural and genuine ingredients. Also suitable to accompany cheeses and sweet desserts, in slow consumption, at the end of meals.
Tasting Notes: The tannins are firm, but fine and silky. All with enormous elegance and finesse. Finishes long and mineral. wine from guard, with high aging potential.
Evaluation
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 18 pts - Grandes Escolhas