HERDADE DA COMPORTA, Red Wine 2008
Producer: Herdade da Comporta
Classification: Vinho Regional
Region: Península de Setúbal
Location: Herdade da Comporta/Portugal. Just a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean, our vines of 35 hectares (26 hectares of red grapes and 9 hectares of white grapes), enjoy a mild coastal climate, which makes for balanced ripening. The vineyard lies in a valley running from east to west, with good sun exposure and surrounded by umbrella pines, which protect it from the strong summer winds. The soil and weather conditions promote excellent vine health, resulting in sound, high-quality grapes grown by the ‘integrated production’ method.
Colour: Bright red garnet.
Aroma: The nose is rich, with notes of very ripe fruit complemented with the aromas from the wood of the maturation barrels.
Tasting Notes: In the mouth it’s fine, with good concentration of well structured tannins and a lingering and complex finish.
Grape Varieties: Aragonês, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca
Total Acidity: 5,63 g/l
Winemaking: The grapes, all from our vineyard, were picked by hand into 20kg plastic boxes, the grape varieties kept separate. The wine was fermented exclusively in small open tanks at controlled temperature. Handled minimally, it was aged in Allier oak barrels and then for a further time in bottle.