CH by Chocapalha 2018

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.

  

Wine Production

The grapes, previously de-stemmed, go through a pre-fermenting maceration at low temperature. Fermentation takes place in lagares with successive pressings by machine for 12 days, not exceeding 25ºC. The aging and malolactic fermentation occurs in French oak barriques for 22 months, before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Deeply expressive, CH by Chocapalha displays bold, dark fruit aromas on the nose with subtle nuances of leather and violet. The structured palate is supported by firm tannins and enticing flavors of black currant and raspberry followed by a remarkable finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with slow roasted brisket or braised lamb shanks.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Vinha Grande Vineyard
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
660 feet
Vines/acre
1600
Yield/acre
0.8 tons
Exposure
South-North
Total SO2
75
Harvest time
September
Bottles produced of this wine
3,230
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Touriga Nacional
Fermentation container
Lagares
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
15
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
15 %
pH level
3.58
Residual sugar
0.9 g/L
Acidity
5.82 g/L
Dry extract
37.2 g/L

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