Tapada de Villar Alentejo DOC 2012

Fermented in open stainless steel vats and aged for four months in oak barrels, the Tapada de Villar Alentejo is a striking combination of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, and Trincadeira--showcasing these traditional Portuguese varietals in a distinctive light.

Tasting Notes

The Tapada de Villar Alentejo is a wine of unique character, displaying exotic aromas of fresh red berries and ripe plum. Secondary aromas of cocoa and vanilla from oak aging blend with a long and elegant finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is perfect with grilled pork sausage and sharp cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Herdade Penedo Gordo
Vineyard size
175 acres
Soil composition
Clay and Schist
Training method
Single row
Elevation
1,155 feet
Yield/acre
4.8 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Southern / Western
Year vineyard planted
2000
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
100,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
40% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Aragónez, 10% Trincadeira
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
58 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers and Aeration
Maceration length
4
Malolactic fermentation
Yes 30 days
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
2.7 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L

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