Quinta do Cardo - Vinha do Castelo Tinta Roriz 2014 Red

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 mountains). The soils are of a granitic nature, with a schist component. The 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 7 (earlier than usual). 

This wine is made from Tinta Roriz grapes that are planted at 780 meters above the sea level. This vine suffers wide temperature range which origins grapes with an outstanding character and unique style. 
The grapes were hand picked and transported to the winery where they were destemmed and trodden by feet. The fermentation occurred for 8 days at a controlled temperature of 26°C.
The wine aged for 22 months in French oak barrels. Only 3.390 bottles were produced.

Total Acidity 4,96 g/l
pH 3,96
Sugar 2,7 g/l 


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Cardo
Brand: Vinha do Castelo
Region: Beira Interior
Type: Red
Vintage: 2014
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 100% Tinta Roriz
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Luís Leocádio
Format: 75cl
Colour: Deep ruby colour with violet hints, it shows an exuberant and structured profile.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma is complex with notes of resin, pine needles, fresh air of the Woods and red fruit (cherry) all involved in balsamic notes.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: On the palate it is full bodied with great vitality and freshness. Without doubt this is the wine that best expresses Quinta do Cardo’s terroir.
Serving Temperature: 16º-18ºC
Goes well with: The perfect harmony for roasts, elaborated meat dishes, game and flavored cheeses.