Quinta do Cardo Caladoc Reserva 2015 Rosé

The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 750 meters, in the middle of the Iberian plateau, sheltered by a chain of mountains (Marofa and Castelo Rodrigo). The soils have a granitic nature, with a schist component. The marked continental climate combines cold winters with hot, dry summers, with daily temperature fluctuations up to 20°C. This combination of factors results in wines with great aromatic exuberance and plenty of freshness. 

Winter in Beira Interior was harsh, long and with a fairly high rainfall. Springtime was almost non-existent and summer was quite hot. At the end of the season, the grapes showed up in excellent health and maturation status. In September the lack of rain and excess heat provided the ideal conditions for harvest, which started on September 8 (earlier than usual). 

This wine was made from Caladoc variety (a cross of Grenache with Malbec), planted in “Vinha da Encosta”, an experimental plot. The grapes were hand picked and transported to the winery where they were pressed for 3 hours. Fermentation started at a controlled temperature and about one third of the wine ended the fermentation in French oak barrels were it aged for 10 months, with "batonnage. Only 2 176 bottles were produced.

Total Acidity 7,16 g/l
pH 2,99
Sugar 0,9 g/l 


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Cardo
Brand: Quinta do Cardo
Region: Beira Interior
Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2015
Alcoholic Level: 12,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Caladoc
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Luís Leocádio
Format: 75cl
Colour: Salmon coloured.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Elegant and mineral aroma with notes of currant, dried roses and eucalyptus.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth it shows great texture and complexity.
Goes well with: Perfect match with fish dishes, seafood and aged cheese.