Quetzal Rich 2014 Fortified
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.
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.
Total Acidity: 5.49 (g/L)
Residual Sugar: 115 (g/L)
|Quinta do Quetzal|
|Alicante Bouschet (100%)|
|Rui Reguinga and José Portela|
|Immediately or up to 2 years, in a cool, shaded place.|
|Accompanies well sheep's cheese and chocolate desserts.|
|A complex wine, sweet, rich in aromas of ripe black fruit and very intense on the palate.|