Quinta das Setencostas
Grapes Castelão, Camarate, Tinta Miúda and Preto-Martinho
Region DOC Alenquer, Red Wine, Portugal
Viticulture Density of 4.200 Plants/ha. Clay and limestone soils
Harvest End of August until the middle of October
Vinification Pressing after total destemming. Fermentation in 26, 500 litres vats, with programmable pumping over system and temperature control at 28-30° C. Skin contact maceration and (submerged) cap for 28 days. Partial ageing in oak barrels.
Tasting Notes Extremely ripe and complex with a unique character of dark berry fruit with distinct notes of cinnamon and chocolate. On the palate, it is equally fruity, medium-bodied and with fine tannins. Very pleasant aftertaste, with persistent notes of fruit jam.
Food Pairing Red meat dishes: stews, steaks, roasts. Combinations of red and white meats and fruit (lamb with apricot, duck with prunes, chicken with orange zest).