Castello d'Alba Red
Red fruits and spicy aromas. The mild maceration preserve the typical flavors of the varieties, that shows its potencial after bottling. The palate is very gentle and sweet, with well balanced acidity and fine tannins.
Traditional dishes in general, Mediterranean and Oriental.
Grapes from vines planted in the Douro Superior, with an average altitude of 400 meters usually planted in terraces with predominant exposure South.
We look for a selection of grapes that will allow us to obtain a more aromatic and fresh wine, medium weight, gourmet character and
representing the terroir of the Douro Superior, with its very elegant notes of rock rose and black fruit and spices.
The harvest head below-normal temperatures along the physiological cycle, except the second week of August until the harvest, the vines had generally low vegetative vigor, suffered greatly with the high temperatures of August; however the water and heat stress did not affect the aromatic character of the grapes.
Very aromatic and alcoholic reds, deep color Red wines are very aromatic and alcoholic, very deep and stable colors that promises longevity.
Handly picked grapes, reception with full destemming and immediately crushed. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with small capacity, with temperatures around 24º C.
Controlled and smooth macerations in order to get elegant and aromatic wines.
Partially matured in French and American Oak for a period of 3 months.
Appellation: Doc Douro
Grapes: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional.
Total Acidity: 4,82 g/dm
Winemaker: Rui Roboredo Madeira