Solstício 2014 Red

Vineyard
Made from multiple ancient varietals present on a very old vineyard located at the outskirts of Reguengo village, in Serra de S. Mamede (the unique mountain above 1000 meters’ altitude in the South of Portugal). 
The vineyard faces eastward, at an altitude of 598 meters, and the soil is granitic (Ordovician). 
Yields are very low. There are about 14 different varieties from a mass selection made until the early twentieth century. We can indicate a variety dominance: Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Tinta de Olho Branco e Castelão. 

Vinification
After the grapes were destemmed and crushed, the wine fermented with indigenous yeast in a small vat of 2000 litres. Aged for 23 months in very old French oak barrels.

Analysis
Total Acidity: 5.8 (g/dm3)
Total Sugar: 0.1 (g/dm3)
pH: 3.72

 

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Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cabeças do Reguengo
Brand: Solstício
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2014
Alcoholic Level: 14%
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
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: An exotic and complex aroma. The elegant notes of pinaceous resins along with a balsamic vegetable and hints of pepper, nutmeg and cloves. The fruit is red, fresh and very ripe.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the 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.
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18ºC