Ribeiro Santo Escolha 2005 Red

Region
The Demarcated Region is one of the oldest Wine Regions of Portugal, dating back to 1908. Located in the center of Portugal, in the mountainous region ranging from 400 to 700m above sea level, has as a reference point the Serra da Estrela, the most High continental Portugal. Its name comes from the river that crosses the river Dão.
The characteristics of the wines are strongly marked by granitic terrain and the fact that the vineyards meet inserted in forests of pine and eucalyptus.

Vineyards
The vineyard follows the traditional vine varieties and was planted in a poor granitic terrain with large rocky outcrops, which overlooks the Serra da Estrela. The entire vineyard is in Integrated Production scheme demonstrating great concern for environmental issues. The combination of cultural practices associated with the judicious use of biological environment-friendly products originates balanced productions.

Winemaking
The harvest took place in the third week of September. The grapes were harvested by hand, in small boxes of 18 kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. Fermentation lasted about 15 days with gentle homogenization for good extraction of colors and flavors. After fermentation, it was transfered into containers for new French oak barrels, where took place the malolactic fermentation. It stayed 14 months in barrels and a minimum of 6 months in the bottle, in a cool basement.

Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of berries compote and balsamic notes of forest aromas. Tannins already very polished, good acidity and a long, silky finish.

Total acidity 5,8 g/L
pH 3,78
Total sugars 2,4 g/L
Stage 14 months in new French oak barrels

 

This wine was part of the BLINDBOX#9 

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Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Magnum Carlos Lucas
Brand: Ribeiro Santo
Region: Dão
Type: Red
Vintage: 2005
Alcoholic Level: 14,0 % vol.
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz e Tinto Cão
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Lucas
Format: 75cl
Evaluation
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: REVISTA DE VINHOS 17 PTS