Quinta do Avelar Vinhas Velhas 2017 Red

AmongSintra, Vila Franca, Mafra and Lisbon, the small wine region of Bucelas endures the pressure of urbanism. It is there that, among a group of producers, Quinta do Avelar elaborates some of the most distinguished and original white wines of our country.
Quinta do Avelar is one of the oldest producers of IG Lisboa wine.
Its lands extend through the famous “caeiras”, the half slopes and valleys of clay-limestone soils that constitute a terroir of excellence.
With an age of over 80 years, our vineyard has the maturity to create a great red wine from the oldest grape varieties in the Lisbon region, such as Aragonez oCamarate (Castelão Nacional), Castelão a Trincadeira, Tinta Miúda and others.
The yields obtained are naturally low (about 3 ton/ha) reaching full maturity at the end of September.
The grapes, carefully selected in the vineyard, are hand-picked and immediately transported to the winery.
Upon arrival, the grapes are destemmed. Fermentation takes place in small stainless steel vats, with controlled temperature, and maceration is carried out by the pumping over process.
After fermentation, during its aging period of about fifteen months, in used French oak half barrels, the wines are carefully accompanied and tasted to decide the best combination for the final blend.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Total Acidity: 5.99g/l
Residual Sugar < 0.6g/l
pH: 3.88




Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Avelar
Brand: Vinhas Velhas
Region: Lisboa
Type: Red
Vintage: 2017
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Camarate, Castelão, Trincadeira, Tinta Miúda
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl
Colour: Deep ruby color.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: On the nose, mineral aromas, jam and cassis dominate the whole, accompanied by soft notes of spice.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth it is elegant but well structured and with great final persistence.