Ribeiro Santo Automático 2016 Red

Region
The D.O.C. Dão region is one of the oldest Wine Regions of Portugal, which goes back to 1908. Located in central Portugal in a mountainous region ranging from 400 to 700 m above sea level, this region has its reference point at the mountain “Serra da Estrela”, the highest in mainland Portugal's. Its name comes from the river that crosses the Region, the river Dão.
The characteristics of the wines are strongly influenced by the granitic terrain and the fact that the vines are inserted in forests with pines, eucalyptus and oak trees.
 
Vineyards
The vineyard is planted following the traditional plantation methods, in poor ground granite soils, with large rocky outcrops, where you can have a magnificent perspective of the highness of the Mountain Serra da Estrela. 
The entire vineyard is planted following an integrated Production System, which demonstrates a great concern with the environmental issues. The combination of the cultural practices associated with the judicious use of organic products that respect the environment, give origin to balanced productions. 
 
Vinification
The harvest took place in the end of September. The grapes were picked up by hand, into small boxes of 18Kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were placed into a small stainless steel “lagar” without destemming, where they macerated until the beginning of the natural fermentation. Only with indigenous yeast, the fermentation lasted about 15 days, with gentle pumping for a good extraction of color and aromas. The fermentation lasted about 15 days, with gentle pumping for a good extraction of color and aromas. After the fermentation, the wine was transferred to a small “lagar” where it rested until bottling. All the process is as natural as possible, with the least human intervention and insignificant quantities of external products until bottling.
 
Analysis
Alcoholic Degree 14% vol.
Total acidity 5,3 g/L
pH 3,67
Total sugars 1,0 g/L
 
 
 
€9.50

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Magnum Carlos Lucas
Brand: Ribeiro Santo
Region: Dão
Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Lucas
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: Brilliant ruby colour.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Notes of black fruits, like blackberries and blueberries, hints of forest, it is a wine with a strong palate and balanced acidity. Final notes of spices.
Evaluation
Evaluation: 90, WE