Ribeiro Santo Escolha 2005 Red
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.
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.
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.
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
Total sugars 2,4 g/L
Stage 14 months in new French oak barrels
|Magnum Carlos Lucas|
|14,0 % vol.|
|Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz e Tinto Cão|
|REVISTA DE VINHOS 17 PTS|