CH by Chocapalha

CH by Chocapalha bottle image

Wine Description

CH by Chocapalha is an homage to the Swiss origins of the Tavares da Silva family. This wine is a pure expression of Touriga Nacional fermented in traditional granite lagares and aged in French oak barriques for 24 months before bottling.


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“Named CH (the initials for Switzerland) in honor of the Swiss origins of owner Alice Tavares da Silva, this wine is made from old vines. The wine has concentration and generous tannins that are as bold as the black fruits. It is still very young, still with its young licorice flavors.”
— Wine Enthusiast, Jun 2016
“The 2012 CH is a Touriga Nacional aged for 24 months in French barriques (70% new oak and 30% second use). It comes in at 14% alcohol. By far the most graceful wine of the generally graceful group submitted by Chocapalha this issue, this emphasizes its finesse and seems to have every component in place….As the wine aired, it became quite beautiful. Granting that I don't have them side-by-side just now, this seems like an awfully nice follow up to the gorgeous 2011. That may have a bit higher upside and a bit more concentration, but at the moment, the fresh feel here and the glorious fruit is hard to resist. Maybe they will both be entitled to an uptick at some point.”
— Wine Advocate, Mar 2016
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name
The Vinha Grande Vineyard
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
660 feet
0.8 tons
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
Varietal composition:
100% Touriga Nacional
Fermentation container:
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
79 °F
Maceration technique:
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
24 months
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Analytical Data
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