Passa Tinto 2011

Passa is sourced from the schistose Passadouro and Sibia vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro. The grape varieties used are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Franca from vines up to 60 years old. 30% of the wine is aged in used French barriques for 12 months while the rest is aged in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, this wine has an elegant nose of red fruit, plum, and the black cherry characteristic of Touriga Franca. On the palate it is smooth and balanced with a pleasant acidity. 

Food Pairing

Pair with mushroom risotto, grilled pork chops, or carne asada.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Passadouro and Sibio vineyards
Vineyard size
100 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Guyot and Royat
Elevation
330-1,155 feet
Vines/acre
1,400
Yield/acre
1.8 tons
Exposure
Northern/Southern
Year vineyard planted
1952 - 2001
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2004
Bottles produced of this wine
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
45% Touriga Franca, 45% Tinta Roriz, and 10% Touriga Nacional
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two-Three years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
11
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
Acidity
5.2 g/L

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