VALLE PRADINHOS RESERVA
Region: Macedo de Cavaleiros, Trás-os-Montes, Portugal
Soil: Schist origin with medium levels of clay (argil) and the presence of quartz
Climate: Temperate, characteristically continental climate
Vinification: Rigorous grape selection, total destemming, fermentation with manual daily pumping over and moderate temperature control. The wine was submitted to a long post fermentative maceration. This wine was aged in oak barrels for 16 months and was neither filtered nor cold-stabilized. It may throw a deposit.
Grape Varieties: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Very intense red colour with a violet hue
Aroma: Vigorous nose, very intense and complex with ripe black and red wild fruits, very ripe stone-fruit with some elegant floral notes. A touch of vanilla and black pepper add elegance to the whole.
Palate: Full bodied with some fine and silky tannins interlaced by a firm fruit structure.Long, persistent, ample and intensely rich finish.
Consumption: Should be served at a temperature between 16 ºC a 18 ºC. This wine is a very good match for red meats and mature cheeses. We recommend the wine be decanted before serving.
Ageing potential: 2034
Alcohol: 14,65 %/vol.
Total acidity: 5,64 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,4 g/l
Total production (bottles): 3991
Released: February 2010
Winemaker: Rui Cunha