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Capacity

0,75L

Range

Signature Series

Wines Variety

Red

Grape Varieties

Castelão

Producer

Fita Preta Vinhos

Harvest

2019

Wine Regions

Alentejo

Wine Freshness

Fresh

Wine Styles

Old Vines

Reserve Wine

Fruity Wine

Indigenous Wine

Oaked Wines

Dry Wine

Alentejo Regional Wine

Harvest

2019

Varieties

Castelão 100%.

Identity

Castelão (sin. Periquita) is a local light coloured grape varietal that has fallen out of fashion in this era of big concentrated reds. Studies show that Castelão originated from this region, where it still remains the 3rd most planted varietal. Although, its current role in the local wines tend to be secondary. The local ancients say that Castelão’s talent lies in its ageing capacity and not on its concentration, “that it needs time”. So, with this quest in mind we have given this “Tinto de Castelão” time. Time to macerate (35 days), time to barrel age (18 months), time to bottle age (12 months) and time to be itself. Itself in its fragile colour, elegant body and persistant tannins. The outcome? A nostalgic smile of tasting something from the past.

Climate

Continental/Mediterranean climate. Hot and dry with cold nights.

Vinification

The 49 year-old vines are certified under Integrated Production regime. After sorting and crushing the grapes are conveyed by gravity into small vats and fermented by only indigenous yeast with 30% whole cluster at 27ºC. Post fermentation maceration lasts for 35 days.

Ageing

18 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Light ruby-grenade colour. Fine aroma, with plum, tobaco and spice notes, the attack in half-bodied, with good freshness. The texture shows itself in the middle of the tasting. A wine that is all elegance and finishes with firm and present tannins.

Alcohol

14% Vol.

Storage and Service

Store at 12-14ºC and serve at 16ªC to drink at 18ºC.


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