Quetzal Rich 2014 Fortified

Soil
Sloping slate soils with medium production potential.

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

Vinification
The grapes from the special plot, called Vinha das Pedras vineyard were hand-picked in a highly ripe state. Inside small crates they were immediately transported to the wine cellar where they were rapidly cooled to 10°C of temperature. They were stripped and trodden on (bare feet) for 3 days. The alcoholic fermentation was carried out at a controlled temperature of 24°C in a small tank. The fermentation stopped with the addition of a 77% alc/vol wine spirit. Finally, the wine aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels.

Analysis
Total Acidity: 5.49 (g/L)
Residual Sugar: 115 (g/L)
pH: 3.73

 

This wine was part of the BLINDBOX#8

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Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Quetzal
Brand: Quetzal
Region: Alentejo
Type: Fortified
Vintage: 2014
Alcoholic Level: 18%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet (100%)
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Rui Reguinga and José Portela
Format: Other Formats
Tasting
Serving Temperature: 15ºC
Consumption: Immediately or up to 2 years, in a cool, shaded place.
Goes well with: Accompanies well sheep's cheese and chocolate desserts.
Tasting Notes: A complex wine, sweet, rich in aromas of ripe black fruit and very intense on the palate.