Freixo Reserva 2016 (Magnum) Red

Winemaking 
The grapes of the selected varieties are harvested at peak ripeness, placed in 20 Kg boxes and vinification begins immediately.
The grapes are destemmed and transported to the fermentation tanks. Fermentation occurs over 20 days at moderate temperatures and with prolonged maceration that gives the wine great aromatic complexity.
Aged for 12 months in French oak giving it significant elegance and complexity. The wine is matured in the bottle for over 6 months.
 
The 2016 Harvest
A very rainy Spring was followed by an extremely hot Summer with several consecutive days of temperatures above 40˚C, but with quite cool, and even cold nights during maturation. This temperature range, along with the microclimate of the Ossa mountains and plentiful irrigation, led to lengthy maturation and balanced grapes, with the white varieties showing excellent sugar/acidity balance and excellent aromatic notes. The harvest began with the Chardonnay variety and continued with Sauvignon blanc, Alvarinho and finally Arinto.
 
Analysis
Alcohol: 14%
Reducing sugars: 0,5
Total Acidity: 5,5
PH: 3,72
 
€40.00

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Herdade do Freixo
Brand: Herdade do Freixo
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Alicante Bouschet
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Diogo Lopes, Xabier Kamio
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Tasting
Colour: Deep ruby colour.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Its aroma reveals an earthy note and red fruit ripened with amplitude.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: A surprising freshness with rounded tannins. Cheerful, complex profile with an end of class and extension. Silky wine with great gastronomic aptitude.
Serving Temperature: Ideally drink at 16ºC.
Goes well with: Pairs well with traditional Portuguese meat and fish dishes and has the perfect fresh and elegant characteristics for accompanying fusion food. This wine is for laying down and has good ageing potential.
Evaluation
Evaluation: 93, WE