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Herdade do Freixo

Herdade do Freixo Reserva 2016 (Magnum) Red

Herdade do Freixo Reserva 2016 (Magnum) Red

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Winemaking 
The grapes of the selected varieties are harvested at peak ripeness, placed in 20 Kg boxes and vinification begins immediately.
The grapes are destemmed and transported to the fermentation tanks. Fermentation occurs over 20 days at moderate temperatures and with prolonged maceration that gives the wine great aromatic complexity.
Aged for 12 months in French oak giving it significant elegance and complexity. The wine is matured in the bottle for over 6 months.
 
The 2016 Harvest
A very rainy Spring was followed by an extremely hot Summer with several consecutive days of temperatures above 40˚C, but with quite cool, and even cold nights during maturation. This temperature range, along with the microclimate of the Ossa mountains and plentiful irrigation, led to lengthy maturation and balanced grapes, with the white varieties showing excellent sugar/acidity balance and excellent aromatic notes. The harvest began with the Chardonnay variety and continued with Sauvignon blanc, Alvarinho and finally Arinto.
 
Analysis
Alcohol: 14%
Reducing sugars: 0,5
Total Acidity: 5,5
PH: 3,72
 

The Winery

Herdade do Freixo

Winemaker

Diogo Lopes and Xabier Kamio

Type

Red

Region

Alentejo

Grape varieties

Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Alicante Bouschet

Alcohol content

14%

Format

1,5L

Tasting

Pairs well with traditional Portuguese meat and fish dishes and has the perfect fresh and elegant characteristics for accompanying fusion food. This wine is for laying down and has good ageing potential.

Deep ruby colour.

Its aroma reveals an earthy note and red fruit ripened with amplitude.

A surprising freshness with rounded tannins. Cheerful, complex profile with an end of class and extension. Silky wine with great gastronomic aptitude.

16ºC

Evaluation

Wine Enthusiast - 93

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