QUINTA DA SEQUEIRA RESERVA TINTO 2008

Quinta da Sequeira Reserva Tinto 2008

Appellation: Protected Denomination of Origin Douro (DOC Douro)

Type: Family-owned estate

Quantity produced: 7.750 of 750 ml bottles

Grape Varieties: Rabigato, Códega de Larinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina.

Winemaking: Total destemming followed by crushing; cold maceration for 24 hours; fermentation for six days, followed by malolactic fermentation.

Fermentation temperature:  16 – 28 ºC

Fermentation equipment: Stainless steel tanks with pumping over and refrigeration system.

Ageing: Matured for twelve months in French oak barrels one utilization

LABORATORIAL ANALYSE:

Alcohol Content: 14,50% vol. (20 ºC)

pH: 3,57

Total Acidity: 5,30 g/dm3 (tartaric acid)

Residual Sugar: 2,40 g/dm3

TASTING NOTES :

Color: Deep red

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

Palate: Well balanced with soft 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. The wine should be decanted 10 minutes before serving. The ideal temperature for consumption is 17ºC.

GASTRONOMY: Meat dishes or all kind of cheese.

WINEMAKER:José Conceição

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