Marquês de Borba Tinto 2016

Sourced from the schist and limestone soil of DOC Borba, this wine is a blend of Aragonêz, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak for four months.

Tasting Notes

Deep red in color, this wine has excellent aromatic concentration with aromas of black fruit, cassis, and preserves. The tannins are smooth on the palate and give way to a lovely finish.       

Food Pairing

Suggested pairings include red meat, barbeque, and soft cheese.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Monte da Caldeira, Quinta de São Lázaro, Quinta da Viçosa, Serrado Pinheiro and Herdade das Romeiras
Vineyard size
1,250 acres
Soil composition
Silt and limestone clay
Training method
Guyot Double-Guyot
Elevation
990-1,320 feet
Vines/acre
1,200-1,600
Yield/acre
2.4-2.8 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern / Southwestern / Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1989; 1998-2003
Harvest time
August-September
First vintage of this wine
1998
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two-Three Years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
5-8 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Size of aging container
300 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
4 months

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