Quetzal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Red

Sloping slate soils with medium production potential.

Mediterranean, with slight continental characteristics. Cold winters, with most rainfall between October and February (average annual precipitation around 700 mm) and very hot summers.

Our fine Cabernet was made from the grapes from a single vineyard plot. The grapes were hand-picked into small crates, immediately taken to the winery and cooled to a 15ºC of temperature. They were then separated, crushed and placed into a French oak fermenting tanks for 8 to 10 days at 25°C of temperature. Daily pumping was carried out 4 or 5 times for 15 minutes. After the fermentation period, the wine was placed in a 225-litre French oak barrel, where it aged for 12 months, with a further 8 months aging in bottle.

Total Acidity: 5.3 (g/L)
Residual Sugar: 1.9 (g/L) 
pH: 3.69


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Quetzal
Brand: Quetzal
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2012
Alcoholic Level: 14,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Rui Reguinga and José Portela
Format: 75cl
Colour: Grenade
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Layers of red and black fruit aromas form the nose of the wine, which has hints of tomato leaf
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Ripe blackberries, black currant, and blueberry preserves are immediately recognizable on the palate, which is laced with dry tannins from beginning to end. Structured and complex.
Consumption: This wine can be served right after purchase, or be stored up to 4 years in a cool, shaded place.
Goes well with: Pairing with meat roasts served with gravy or spicy fish dishes.
Serving Temperature: 18ºC
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 94 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge 2016