Foz de Arouce Tinto 2010

Foz de Arouce Tinto is sourced from the schistous alluvial vineyard of Quinta de Foz de Arouce, which has been in the family of Count João Fillipe Osorio since the twelfth century. The wine, which is 80% Baga and 20% Touriga Nacional, is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak for eight months.

Tasting Notes

Deep red in color, this wine has excellent aromatic concentration, emanating notes of red fruits and resin. Well-balanced with soft tannins and a persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Drink with roasted veal, game, red meats, and aged cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Quinta de Foz de Arouce
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Bilateral cordon de Royat
Elevation
660-825 feet
Vines/acre
1,600
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Northeastern
Year vineyard planted
1999
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
28,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Baga and 20% Touriga Nacional
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One-Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
6-10 days
Fermentation temperature
79-82 °F
Maceration technique
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
6-10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
300 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
8 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
Residual sugar
<4.0 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L

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