Herdade de Ceuta Reserve
DOC – Alentejo
Alicante Bouschet and Syrah
Climate: A warm and temperate climate with a lot more rainfall in winter than in summer. Average temperature is 16.5ºC with 569mm of annual rainfall.
Soil: Limestone-clay, mixed with shale-derived Mediterranean brown soils.
Pruning: Double Guyot.
Age of vines: 15 years.
Manual harvesting into small crates, during the coolest early morning hours. After destemming the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, under controlled temperatures of 21-24ºC.
Aged in French oak casks during 12 months. After bottling the wine aged for six months in the Bottle.
Should be consumed at a temperature of 16ºC.
To accompany grilled or roast meats, game, pate and cured cheese.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Total acidity: 5,0 g/l
Total sugars: 0,8 g/l
Colour: Clean aspect. Intense ruby colour;
Aroma: Complex of black ripe fruits, chocolate and spices;
Palate: Firm tannins, complex and elegant flavour with a long and harmonious finish.