JOAQUIM CEREJO GRANDE ESCOLHA - RED
Varieties: 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winemaker’s notes: Deep garnet colour, red ripe fruit and jams exuberant aroma with some toast and smoked notes. Full bodied and velvety on the mouth with dense and firm tannins, revealing a great structure and a strong potencial in ageing. Long and persistent aftertaste.
Vineyard: 11 years old, 8 ton/ha production.
Location: 200 m altitude, 150 km from the Atlantic coast.
Climate and soil: Very hot and dry summers combined with cold winters. Granitic soil.
Vinification: Handpicked harvest during the 2nd week of September. Fermentation in French oak vats on controlled temperature of 25º C during 12 days with posterior cuvaison process.
Ageing: In new, French and American 225 litters oak barrels for 12 months. Bottled without filtration or stabilization not to affect the wine potential, therefore it may develop natural sediment in the bottle.
Quantity produced: 6.400 bottles
Alcohol % - 16
PH – 3,57
Total acidity g/l – 6,20
Residual sugar g/l – 3,50
Winemaker: Eng. Manuel Patrício