Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto is a blend of indigenous Portuguese varietals sourced from 16th century vineyards 28 miles northwest of Lisbon. Fermented in traditional granite lagares and stainless steel, the wine is then refined for 18 months in French oak barriques.
The grapes, which were previously de-stemmed, went through a pre-fermenting maceration at low temperatures for 12 hours. Fermentation took place in lagares with successive pressings by machine and in stainless steel vats for 10 days, not exceeding 27ºC. The aging and malolactic fermentation occurred for 18 months in used French oak barriques.
Deep violet in color with a powerful bouquet of ripe black fruit, spice and rose, this tinto is elegant on the palate with soft tannins and vibrant acidity leading to a long and expressive finish.
Pairs well with portabella mushroom burgers or spicy beef stirfry