CLARO 2018

Origin: DOP Palmela.
Winemaker: Bernardo Cabral.
Grape variety: Castelão.
Year: 2018.
Winemaking process: Manual harvest and transport in small boxes of 20kg. Fermentation in the lagar for 3 days (with low extraction), ending the fermentation process in stainless steel vats.
Ageing: 40% was aged in 500L used French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel vats, for 14 months.
Bottling: Bottled in April 2020.
Soil and weather: Sandy soil and Mediterranean weather.
Colour: Ruby colour.
Aroma: Elegant combination of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries) with hints of greenery and tobacco leaves.
Taste: Surprisingly structured and full, but smooth, with noticeable acidity and persistent finish.
Gastronomy: Best served at 12º-14ºC. Pairs well with grilled fish and meat, fish dishes, risotto, and roasted meats. Excellent as an appetiser.
Alcohol: 12,5%.
Total Acidity: 5,77 g/l.
Total Sugar: < 0,6 g/l.
pH: 3,62.