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.
2014 VINTAGE REPORT
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
Sugar 2,7 g/l
|Quinta do Cardo|
|Vinha do Castelo|
|100% Tinta Roriz|
|Deep ruby colour with violet hints, it shows an exuberant and structured profile.|
|The aroma is complex with notes of resin, pine needles, fresh air of the Woods and red fruit (cherry) all involved in balsamic notes.|
|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.|
|The perfect harmony for roasts, elaborated meat dishes, game and flavored cheeses.|