Quinta do Malhô 2007 Red

Winemaking
After bunch and berry sorting, the harvest is transferred to traditional lagares, it is chilled, undergoes pre-fermentation maceration for three days, and is treaded by foot twice a day. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts; foot treading continues for two days during this process. Racking into small cement vats (juice and cap). Plunging and pumping over. Post-fermentation maceration for two weeks, total vatting period four weeks. The wine is then run off, the marc is pressed and the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels.

Chemical Analysis 
alcohol content 15,5% vol.
ph 3,75
total acidity 5,76 g/l H2SO4
residual sugar 2,4 g/l

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Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cap Wine Portugal
Brand: Quinta do Malhô
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2007
Alcoholic Level: 15.5%
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: François Lurton
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: This wine presents a nice dark colour that is a sign of a high concentration.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: On the nose, it is an explosion of fruits, of very ripe black and red berries like blackcurrants, strawberries marmalade.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: The mouth is full with a large tannic structure and a perfect well-balanced. As for the length, it is incredible, turning towards very fruity notes for a wine with such structure.
Evaluation
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 91 points by Wine & Spirits | 17,5/20 by Jancis Robinson | 16/20 by Vinhos de Portugal.