Monsaraz Red 2015
Grapes handpicked by our growers are unloaded and immediately de-stemmed and crushed. The addition of choice yeast initiates fermentation at controlled temperatures (28ºC). The maceration, or joint fermentation of grapes and skins, occurs during this period through a cyclical upward pumping of the must from the bottom of the vats. After fermenting, the wine is sampled on a regular basis, with the best batches being duly identified, set aside and stabilized. Two special batches are then selected, one destined to age in French oak, later to be rejoined with the other, which had been kept in vats.
Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonêz
The wine possesses a distinct ruby-red coloring, a complex aroma of ripe fruit (berries, red currants) and oak. Mellow on the palate and well rounded, with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
Should be drunk at a temperature of 16º-18ºC.
This wine is a fine accompaniment to grilled or roasted meat dishes, pates and aged cheeses.
Reviews and Awards:
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (2013).
. 15 pts Revista de Vinhos