QUINTA DA SEQUEIRA GRANDE RESERVA TINTO 2008

Quinta da Sequeira Tinto Grande Reserva 2008

Appellation: Protected Denomination of Origin Douro (DOC Douro)

Type: Family-owned estate

Quantity produced: 6.826 bottles of 750 ml and 220 magnum 1,50 L

Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and Tinta Barroca

Winemaking: Total destemming followed by crushing; cold maceration for 48 hours; fermentation for six days, post fermentation maceration for 15 days, followed by malolactic fermentation.

Fermentation temperature:  16 – 28 ºC

Fermentation equipment: Rotating stainless steel tank or “lagar” with refrigeration system.

Ageing Matured for twenty four months in new French oak barrels.

LABORATORIAL ANALYSE:

Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol. (20 ºC)

pH: 3,72

Total Acidity: 5,25 g/dm3 (tartaric acid)

Residual Sugar: 3,20 g/dm3

TASTING NOTES :

Color: Full and deep violet

Aroma: Very concentrated, with wood notes related with black berry fruits jam and black chocolate.

Palate: Well balanced with mature and smooth tannins, resulting in a harmonious, clean and persistent wine.

SERVING: This wine was not submitted to filtration or stabilization operations, in order to preserve all its characteristics, so sediment formation is normal. Should be decanted before serving. The ideal temperature for consumption is 18ºC.

GASTRONOMY: Meat dishes or all kind of cheese.

WINEMAKER:José Conceição

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