Vira Cabeças 2017 Red

Single Old Vineyard field blend (about 8 different grapes varieties) 
 
Year total rainfall 557 litres/m2 (year average – 750 litres/m2) 
Rainy and wet Spring. From 28 April to 12 May it rained 188,4 litres/m2 
Strong and persistent wind from January until beginning of May 
Frost in May caused some damage to the crop. 
June, to the end of October: very high levels of continuous heat and dry weather. 
 
Vinification
Hand-picked and very precocious harvest at 23th and 24th August. 
Natural fermentation in a cement vat, part of the grapes was crushed and destemmed. Six weeks maceration. 
Aged in old oak cask and barrel for 21 months. Bottled 6 May 2019 without finning and filtering. 
 
Analysis
Acidity 5,3 g/l;
Volatile 0,85 g/l;
Sugar <0,3 gr/l;
SO2 Total 63 mg/l;
pH 3,7;
Alcohol 13,7%Vol.
 
€15.10

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Cabeças do Reguengo
Brand: Vira Cabeças
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2017
Alcoholic Level: 13,7%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Old Vines
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl