Tapada de Villar Altentejo Reserva 2013

An enticing blend of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, and Syrah the Tapada de Villar Reserva is fermented on the skins in open stainless steel tanks and refined in oak for 8 months rendering a
remarkable balance between the oak and the fruit in this classic Portuguese Reserva.

Tasting Notes

Dark and concentrated ruby in color, Tapada de Villar Reserva shows intense aromas of spice and dry fruit, accompanied by nuances of rich, dark chocolate. A wine of great complexity and structure, this Reserva displays soft, elegant tannins with an exquisite finish.

Food Pairing

A wonderful accomaniment to pork loin seasoned in garlic and white wine.

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
2 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Southern / Western
Year vineyard planted
2000
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2006
Bottles produced of this wine
26,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Syrah
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
75 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers and Aeration
Maceration length
6
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
2 years

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