Chocapalha Vinha Mãe 2015

Vinha Mãe, the flagship red of the estate, translates to “The Mother Vine” in Portuguese and is a testament to the strong yet soothing nature of the wine. Sourced from 27 year old vines and fermented in traditional granite lagares with successive machine pressings, this wine is aged in French oak barriques for 20 months.

Tasting Notes

Deep violet in color with deep concentration on the nose, boasting a rich perfume of ripe black fruits and floral notes.  Elegantly structured with rich tannins, Vinha Mãe has a wonderful capacity for aging.

Food Pairing

Pairs wonderfully with prime cuts of steak and roasted fingerling potatoes 

Production Info
Vineyard name
Vinha Mae
Vineyard size
18 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
660 feet
Vines/acre
2000
Yield/acre
1.2 tons
Exposure
South-North
Harvest time
September
Bottles produced of this wine
5,440
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Syrah
Fermentation container
Lagares
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Type of aging container
Barriques
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
20 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.61
Residual sugar
2.7 g/L
Acidity
6.2 g/L

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