Maria Mora Reserva 2014 Red
The Alentejo Demarcated Region was founded only in 1988, however there are already traces of wine culture since Roman times, particularly in the use of clay jars, which are still used. Alentejo means "beyond the Tagus River" and it is this river that borders the northern region. This flat region, low altitude, has extensive plantations of several hundred hectares of vineyards. The intense heat that is felt here in the summer, makes the grapes reach maturation excellent, with a lot of concentration. The wines are very aromatic and smooth and have already achieved a considerable international reputation.
The 60 hectares of vines follow the traditional vine varieties with Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Trincadeira, Aragonez and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is separated into several large expanse of plots planted in essentially sandy terrain.
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. The grapes were destemned small stainless steel tanks, where macerated 24 hours at low temperature, before starting alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts at controlled temperature. Fermentation lasted about 15 days with gentle pumping for good extraction of color and aromas. After fermentation, it was discharged into containers for French oak barrels where it remained seven months until the time of bottling.
Alcohol: 14 %
Total Acidity: 5,0 g/L
Total Sugars: 2,0 g/L
|Magnum Carlos Lucas|
|14 % vol.|
|40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Syrah e 20% Alicante Bouschet|
|Revista de Vinhos – 17PTS (colheita 2013)|
|INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE – GOLD MEDAL (2010).|
|Limpid, ruby color. Very aromatic, with notes of ripe red fruits and spices. Excellent acidity combined with a velvety texture and a fresh finish.|