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Cara Metade Reserve 2011, Douro DOC

A selection of the best grape varieties

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  • Bottle of 750ml
  • DOC Douro

Cara Metade Reserve 2011 is made with a selection of the best grape varieties.

The final result is an elegant wine that presents a good balance between ripe tannins and sweet flavour, giving it a long lasting, interesting end.

In order to ensure its highest quality, this wine wasn't cold stabilized and natural sediments might be visible.

Therefore it must be carefully decanted.

 

Technical Sheet:

DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN – Douro

SUB-REGION – Cima Corgo and Douro Supérieur

SAID PLACES – Quinta do Cabeço and Quinta dos Vinhais

VINEYARD AGE – 20 years

LANDSCAPING – Two rows “Patamares” (platforms) and “Vinha ao Alto” (vertical planting)

SOIL – Schist

GRAPE VARIETIES – Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Sousão

 

TECHNICAL DATA:

Alcohol by Volume: 15,82%

Acidity: 5,43 g/L

PH: 3,75

Residual Sugar: 3,1 g/L

 

VINIFICATION PROCESS:

The grapes are collected, judiciously selected and carefully transported in 25kg bins before being crushed. The must and the pomace are then foot trodden by men for 4 hours in the "lagares", big granite stone wine presses, according to traditional methods. After this period of pre-fermentation, the wine is transfered to open stainless steel tanks where it will stay for 7 days at controlled temperature.

 

WINE AGING:

In french oak barrels for 12 months and then bottle-aged for a period of at least 6 more months.

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