Herdade do Peso Parcelas 2018 Red Wine – Alentejo, Portugal
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC Alentejo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SUSTAINABLE VITICULTURE: Yes
Each year, HdP Parcelas features a different part of the estate. Our intimate knowledge of each vineyard enables us to single out each season the plot that nature has graced most with grapes of exceptional quality. The principle of minimum intervention is applied during vinification to produce an authentic, pure result that is the best expression of the plot selected.
TASTING NOTES LAST TASTED: 2022
A ruby-red colour, this wine has great aromatic complexity with prominent notes of well-ripened red fruit, black figs and pepper. A powerful and incredibly fresh wine, it is firm and well-structured with bold yet silky tannins.
A long finish.
The harvest year saw temperatures in July and August that were lower than normal. Very hot weather on the beginning of August did not have any adverse effects on Herdade do Peso’s vineyards. A September typical of the region allowed for excellent phenolic maturation.
WINEMAKER: Luis Cabral de Almeida
VARIETIES: 100% Alicante Bouschet
Produced using grapes from Plot 21 of the Alicante Bouschet. After destemming, the grapes were manually selected prior to soft crushing. 30% of the stalks were added to the must to confer more complexity and structure. Maceration followed for 3 days at 10oC before fermentation in cone-shaped tanks of stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 28oC.
After malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in 3000-litre casks of French oak for 12 months. The final blend was made only from the best barrels and the wine then matured in the bottle at a controlled temperature of 15oC.
Store in a cool place.
Ready to consume; although the wine will evolve well in the bottle. Once opened, drink immediately. Should be consumed at 16oC-18oC.
This wine pairs wonderfully with well-seasoned meat dishes, game and intense cheeses.
About Herdade do Peso
Herdade do Peso is located in Pedrogão within the Vidígueira commune – a name recognised for its abundance of grape vines, such is the importance of this agriculture in this region. Herdade do Peso occupies a total area of 457 hectares. 160 hectares are currently planted and include 152 acres of red grapes (Aragonês, Trincadeira Alfrocheiro, Periquita, Moreto and Touriga Nacional) and only eight hectares of white grapes (Antão Vaz and Arinto). Both current and contemporary, Herdade do Peso offers varying levels of style and complexity, from celebrated blended wines to the single grape varietals.
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