PACHECA RESERVA RED | DOURO DOC 2020
The 2016 viticultural year was characterized by an atypical climate, a hot and rainy winter, a cold and extremely rainy spring and a very hot and dry summer that could affect the progress of maturation. The evolution of climatic conditions contributed to an early flowering, but in the meantime, there was a significant delay in spring, in particular with the "transition period" which happens only about two weeks later. There was a prolonged absence of precipitation in the summer period with occurrence of very high temperatures that may have affected the evolution of maturation . A large part of the vines at Quinta da Pacheca could be harvested until the first week of October with favorable weather conditions allowing periods of detention to obtain the best musts, which indicates a good qualitative potential of the wines for 2016.
This wine is obtained from Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional grapes from vines planted at Quinta da Pacheca that are around 40 years old.
After careful selection for their best condition, the grapes were harvested into 25 kg trunks and sent to the winemaking center where they were completely destemmed. Fermentation took place for 9 days in traditional 14-tonne granitic stone tanks with stepping and smooth pumping over for blanket leaching and extraction of phenolic and aromatic compounds. At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the wine was transferred to stainless steel vats where malolactic fermentation took place. Subsequently, it was partially aged in 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels for 12 months.
Pacheca Reserva Red has a nose where fruits, plum and cur- notes stand out. rants with a touch of coffee and dark chocolate olate. The wood is perfectly integrated. In the mouth it is a rich and powerful wine with round and velvety tannins followed by great freshness and persistence. A ready-to-drink wine with great aging potential.
12 months in 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels
Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional
Alcohol by volume: 14% pH: 3.56
Total acidity: 6 g / L Residual sugar: <0.6 g / L
Contains sulphites - Contains sulphites