2018 Materia RESERVA Luis Duarte Red Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon • 0.75 Ltr. • Tinto
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Deep, concentrated plummy-red tones; Complex aromas. Mature well integrated fruit, with hints of toast, spices and tobacco aromas from wood ageing; Full-flavoured, good concentration and soft tannins; Firm yet soft tannin structure, permitting further complexity and improvement in the bottle.

A perfect accompaniment to traditionally rich Alentejo and Mediterranean dishes.

climate

Continental-mediterranean’, characterized by a low-rainfall, semi-arid growing season and high daytime temperatures. Good summer and pre-harvest thermal amplitude.

soil

Magnesian sedimentary loam soils, ranging from sandy-loam to clay-loam with marked horizons.

vinification

Grape Varieties: Aragonez; Touriga Nacional; Trincadeira. Grapes are hand-selected on a purpose-built selection table; The fruit is instantly cooled to 10ºc on arrival at the winery; Musts are ‘cold-soaked’ for up to 2 days prior to fermentation; Innoculation with selected yeasts; Prolonged fermentation and maceration in ‘lagares’ (traditional open fermenters); Aged for 16 months in new French oak barriques; The best barrels were selected for to create this Reserve blend.

vintage
2018
brand
title
RESERVA Luis Duarte Red
class
Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon
region
Alentejo
country
Portugal
color
Tinto
alcohol
14.50 %
Ltr.
0.75