Quinta da Basília Premium 2008


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WINE DESCRIPTION

Quinta da Basília :Old Vines :2008 :Premium

 

GRAPE ORIGINS

The grapes are sourced from old vines with predominant exposure East and

East-South and aged between 30 years and over than 90 years. Vineyards are

planted on traditional terraces of schistous soils.

 

GRAPE VARIETIES

 A mix of very old vines and Touriga Nacional

VINIFICATION

Grapes are hand picked and transported to the winery in small plastic crates. A

manual triage was undertaken before the grapes being de-stemmed and gently

crushed. The fermentation is carried out in small stainless steel tanks with

temperature controlled.

 

Winemaker

João Brito e Cunha

 

Ageing

14 months in 400 litre new French oak barrels

 

Coopers

Taransaud

 

Bottling

June 2010

 

Total Production

 3200 bottles of 75 cl

 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14,5 % vol.

Volatile acidity: 0,59 g/l (acetic acid)

Total acidity: 5,2 g/l (tartaric acid)

 pH: 3,66

 

Tasting Notes

 It is a red wine with a vibrant violet colour, an excellent structure,concentrated with complex aromas of fresh wild dark red berries with very well integrated oak flavours. It is an elegant, mineral and well-balanced wine with a great length of finish and significant aging potential.

 

 

 

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