Red wine Vale Barqueiros PREMIUM RESERVE (LIMITED EDITION)

This it’s a premium red wine reserve from the Alentejo region. This is the wine that the producer held in the cellar for friends and for special occasions.

At the first look we have one powerful red garnet color. Second we have one aroma complex and deep wild plums jam with spices. Soft scents of vanilla induced by the French oak barrels.

In the palate is elegant, distinct and complex with long persistent.

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Premium Red Wine from the Alentejo region

Classification: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Type: Red / Premium Reserve
Brand name: Vale Barqueiros – Tinto Garrafeira (Limited Edition)

Acidity: 6,0 g/dm3
pH: 3,44
Sugar: 3,8 g/dm3
ABV: 14,5% Vol.

Viticulture

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet
Region: North Alentejo - Portugal
Soil type: Granite derived
Climate: Mediterranean

Harvest:

Date: September
Type: Manual/Hand picking

Vinification:

Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature
Maturation: Twelve months in French oak barrels followed by 1 year on the bottle

Colour: Garnet red.
Nose: Complex and deep wild plums jam with spices. Soft scents of vanilla induced by the French oak barrels.
Palate: Elegant, distinct and complex with long persistent.

Consumption temperature recommended: 16/17 °C.

Enjoy this premium red wine with game and red meats dishes.

The Grapes

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Grapes Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon is the most international of all French grape varieties, being widely grown across all five continents.

It has found a special niche and style in the Alentejo, one of the few Portuguese winegrowing regions where it can ripen to perfection.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those varieties that can be termed "enriching"; deeply coloured and thick-skinned, it can spice up blends, imbuing body and consistency to well-composed, perfumed, fruity and spicy wines.

It is rarely bottled as a varietal wine in the Alentejo, but is present in small amounts to give structure in many regional Alentejo wines.

Appreciated for its versatility, resistance and correctness it yields wines of immense longevity that age with elegance and security.

TOURIGA NACIONAL

Grapes Touriga NacionalIf ever an indigenous grape variety had to be chosen to represent Portuguese wines, Touriga Nacional would be the one flying the flag.

It flourished for generations in the Dão and Douro regions until the arrival of the dreaded Phylloxera invasion. It then fell from the pinnacle of fame to virtual outcast, no longer planted because of its low yields and frequent millerandage. However, more recent attempts at a comeback have been a total success, and clonal selection has elevated Touriga Nacional once again to centre stage in Portuguese viticulture.

Nowadays Touriga Nacional is heralded throughout Portugal and abroad, earning a place in vineyards in Spain, Australia, South Africa and California.

Dão and Douro have reclaimed paternity of Touriga Nacional, where it is also known as Preto Mortágua, Mortágua, Tourigo Antigo and Tourigo.

The grape's thick skin helps to obtain deep, dense colour - one of the variety's distinctive traits - but it is the abundance and depth of aromas that best identify its value. These may be floral, or fruity, or citrus but they are always intense and explosive, with an urbane, noble air.

ALICANTE BOUSCHET

Grapes Alicante BouschetDespite not being an indigenous Portuguese grape variety, Alicante Bouschet is so deep-rooted in Alentejo collective patrimony that it is often assumed to be Portuguese. In fact it is a displaced variety, the result of conjoining the French varieties Petit Bouschet and Grenache.

It is one of the world's very few colouring grapes, able to provide concentrated, deeply coloured wines, a feature that has earned it the nickname "Writing Ink".

Alicante Bouschet's natural habitat has always been the Alentejo. Introduced here over one hundred years ago by the Reynolds family.

Its many wine attributes include structure, firmness, tannins ... and colour, lots and lots of colour! Alicante Bouschet is seldom bottled as a varietal wine, reinforcing its image as a rustic, structuring grape that could produce pungent and extraordinary wines.

It does wonders to a blend, adding colour, vigour and volume, as so many Alentejo wines will attest to.

The aromas it evokes are of forest berries, cocoa, olives and vegetal notes. Alicante Bouschet is assuredly our most Portuguese non-Portuguese grape variety.

The Vineyard

The estate consists of 122ha of vineyards, 330ha of olive trees, a forest area comprised of cork oak and stone pine and several dams to meet the irrigation requirements.

The company decided at the beginning that they would use the most advanced technologies available in the field of viticulture and also for the olive groves. A drip feed irrigation system was installed to give both the vines and the olive trees the best possible care to maximize the quality of the crop. It also has partnerships with international experts who have contributed to the development of the “know how” of the estate itself and as a result the company has become a reference for the latest technologies.

The 122 hectares of vineyards of the estate are planted in bilateral cordon system, with the predominance of Portuguese grape varieties, particularly Aragonez and Trincadeira, the two most important of the Alentejo region, as well as Touriga Nacional, Arinto, Antão Vaz and Trincadeira complemented by the internationally renowned Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Awards:

  • Gold Medal in CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) 2016
  • 17,3/20 points in “Paixão pelo Vinho/Wine Passion” magazine
  • Silver Medal in Wines of Portugal Challenge 2014
  • Bronze Medal in International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2014 in UK
  • Gold Medal in Mundus Vini 2011 in Germany
  • Silver Medal in Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
  • Silver Medal in Wine Master Challenge 2011 in Estoril
  • 88 points in Wine Spectator
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Data sheet

Box:
6 Bottles
Pallet:
600 Bottles