Carm - Red Wine
Producer Notes 2013 (automatic translation)
They were vinified in our winery Quinta das Marvalhas in Almendra, in the heart of the Douro Superior.
We selected grapes Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional produced on our farms. We used the three castes seeking to bring the firm tannins of Tinta Roriz, the notes of rock rose and soft tannins of Touriga Franca, and the aromas of black berries and wild fruits, with floral and fresh notes of the Touriga Nacional.
In 2013, there was a lot of rain and temperatures on average lower, which delayed the growing season. The hot, dry summer caused a certain lack of homogeneity in terms of maturation, requiring a strict control on the ground to determine the optimal ripeness of the grapes and its harvest time. Thus creating wines with great aromatic expression, balanced, fresh and with good acidity.
In our cellar with the latest technology and complete control of temperature, we eliminated clusters that were not in perfect condition, total destemming, soft crushing and thermal shock, then followed by a period of pre-fermentation maceration cold mill for about 12 to 24 hours, after which the mass was transferred to wide and low fermentation tanks where fermented 8 days at 22°C.
On the nose, very fresh and elegant with notes of wild berries and black cherries balanced with enticing nuances of "liquorice", and the aroma complexed by discrete wood notes.
The palate is hot, showing firm tannins of soft texture and long finish.
This wine accompanies meats, cheeses and Mediterranean cuisine.
Serve between 15 and 16ºC.