Solstício 2015 (Magnum) Red

In 2009, the journalist and wine critic João Afonso, arrived at the Portalegre region with the intention of collecting old vine stocks and replant them in a different location. Instead, he decided to leave the ancient vine as they were, and bought the land, in order to recreate the old methods and traditional production techniques, emphasized by the absence of chemicals, the characteristic mix of castes and the minimal wine-making processes. There are some of the reasons that makes Cabeças do Reguengo one of the most interesting viticulture laboratory of the Alto Alentejo’s legacy.
  
Vinification
Whole grapes (100% stems) were foot treated in a cement tank, called lagar. The wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts during 10 days. It was racked to old 500 liter oak casks where it aged for two years. It was bottled, without fining or filtering, on 6 September 2017 for a total of 2,458 bottles (75 cl) and 102 magnums (1.5L).
 
Vineward Management: Goblet, Shrub Vine
Average Production per Grape: 800 grams
Viticulture: organic
Altitude: 598 meters
Harvest: September 6, 2015
Harvest Method: manual
Fermentation: in mill, indigenous yeasts, 100% stem
Malolactic: 500 liter barrels
Bottling: September 6, 2017
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/dm3
Volatile Acitidy: 0.89 g/dm3
Total Sugars: 0.3 g/dm3
Total Sulfurus: 79 mg/dm3
PH 3.70
Production: 2,458 bottles and 102 magnums
 
€59.90

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cabeças do Reguengo
Brand: Solstício
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2015
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Castelão, Grand Noir, Moreto, Tinta Grossa, Tinta de Olho Branco, Corropio, Tinta Francesa, Tinta Carvalha, Moscatel Preto
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Vineyard
Vineyard name: Quinta das Cabeças
Terroir: Granite (Ordovician)
Tasting
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The elegant notes of pinaceous resins along with a balsamic vegetable and hints of pepper, nutmeg and cloves. The fruit is red, fresh and ripe.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: The tannins are true background runners, powerful, light, very robust and tasty, they give a magic support to the fantastic fruit that leaves a long and drawn finish that washes the mouth.