GRANDE ESCOLHA 2016

Origin: DOP Palmela.
Winemaker: Bernardo Cabral.
Grape variety: Castelão.
Year: 2016.
Winemaking process: Manual harvest and transport in small boxes of 20kg. Fermentation with tradicional foot treading in the lagar with 40% stems.
Ageing: Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Bottling: Bottled in February 2019.
Soil and weather: Sandy soil and Mediterranean weather.
Colour: Ruby colour.
Aroma: Hints of red fruits and black plums, complexed with mint, light veggie and spicy. The oak character involves all the wine but in a descript way.
Taste: Very elegant, deep, with soft tanins and balanced acidity. It finish with great persistence.
Gastronomy: Pairs well with grilled meat, stews and hard cheeses.
Alcohol: 13,74%.
Total Acidity: 5,34 g/l.
Total Sugar: 0,6 g/l.
pH: 3,72.

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