MATÉRIA RESERVE RED
Producer Notes 2018
Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced by Luis Duarte in a Estate in the Vidigueira region. The harvest took place in the 3rd week of September when the grapes were in an optimal state of ripeness. The harvest was done manually and transported in boxes to the winery where a selection of the best grape clusters was made. The grapes were vinified with destemming, crushing and cooling the masses before starting alcoholic fermentation, made in mills with temperature control. The maceration was intense with mechanical treading. After fermentation the masses were pressed gently with a vertical press.
Appearance: clear, bright garnet color.
Nose: fresh red fruits with toasted and spicy notes.
Mouth: good structure, balance and elegance. Very present and soft tannins that allow a good evolution in the bottle.
Ideal served at 18ºC as an accompaniment to roasted and grilled meat dishes, pastas and cheeses.