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Portugal , Terras do Sado
With an excellent intense ruby color, this wine is full of character and flavor. The palate shows delicious ripe but mature fruit with distinctive forest fruit aromas and hint of oak-spice cassis. It has a smooth, full body with a good firm structure and very persistent, dry soft finish. Gold Medal AWC Vienna 2010, Bronze Medal at International Wine Challenge 2010, Commended at Decanter 2010 and a Best Buy With the classification of 85 pts on Wine Enthusiast.
Classic fermentation method with destemming and pre fermentative skin contact followed of the application of dry yeasts. and . Fermentation up to 30º C in the first 2/3, and lowering down to 20º C during the last 1/3. During the whole fermentative process, pumping over 2 times per day, using each time half of the volume contained in the vat. After the alcoholic fermentation, the cap is plunged for 30 days, and during that period, extraction of the gentle tannins is conducted, along with the malolactic fermentation and the natural stabilization of the wine. Wine is aged in French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt for 3 months.