Technical Specifications: Country of Origin: Portugal Region: Lagoa, Algarve. Appellation: Vinho Regional Algarvio Wine Style: Red table wine. Varietal Constituents: 100% Alicante Bouschet from selected blocks Bottling and Maturation: 18 months in a mixture of French and American oak barrels.
Wine Analyses: Alcohol: 14%v/v Res Sugar: 3.1g/l Volatile Acidity: 0.60g/l Total Acidity: 5.8g/l pH: 3.59 Total So2: 85mg/l Temperature for serving: 18ºC Food Ideas: Goose liver with variation of figs; Venison with black berry sauce, spinach and potato gratin; Roasted black pork from the Alentejo with spring onions in apple sauce. Bottles produced: 4,000 bottles.
Organoleptic characteristics: Appearance: Deep dark plum skin with inky black crimson tears Aroma: Big!Bold!Daring!Manly! – yet ” teasingly elegant”. Exciting symphony of flavours evolving around figs, raisins, fresh red cherries with subtle notes of mulberry, spice, mocca and mint. Palate: Ripe black cherry and dense fruitcake flavour preceding a long liquorice – laced finish. Alluringly complex wine boasting big aromas, assertive tannins and harmonizing acidity! Drinking young in bottle but will greatly improve over the next 3 to 5 years. Very food friendly.
Winemaking Notes: Our purpose at the Adega do Cantor is to make wines that reflect the warmth, colour and diversity of our region; wines to partner fantastic cuisine. This wine is handpicked from selected blocks of Alicante Bouschet and batch fermented at cool temperatures in open lagars with gentle robotic cap plunging. It is then matured in new French and American Oak barrels for 18 months prior to release.