Passadouro Reserva 2008

The reserva is a unique wine because it is made from a field blend of grapes grown on very old vines (the majority are Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional). In the winery the best techniques are used to respect the natural character of the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple color, intense spicy and black fruit aromas. The palate is very rich, has a nice balance with firm tannins covered by impressive fruity notes. Very long finish with impressive concentration and wonderful length.

Food Pairing

Pair with roast lamb, wild boar ragu, or venison.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Passadouro and Sibio vineyards
Vineyard size
100 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
330-1,155 feet
Vines/acre
2,600
Yield/acre
1.8 tons
Exposure
Southern/Northern
Year vineyard planted
1952 - 2001
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
3,800
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Field blend, 15% Touriga Nacional, 5% Touriga Franca
Fermentation container
Granite lagares
Age of Aging Container
50% new and 50% second passage
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
75 °F
Maceration technique
Foot trodden
Maceration length
11
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.8 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
3 g/L
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Dry extract
33 g/L

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