Quinta do Quetzal is set in the heart of the Alentejo region on the rich slopes of Vidigueira, close to the oldest known Roman winery in Portugal and Spain.

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Quetzal Cabernet Sauvignon

25.45 

Our excellent Cabernet Sauvignon is created from grapes from a plot located in the upper parts of Quinta do Quetzal, in poorer lands, with excellent sun exposure and relatively low yields. Grapes are hand-picked and processed naturally by gravity in our modern winery. A true Cabernet Sauvignon experience.

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Description

Quetzal Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the grapes from a single portion of the vineyard. The grapes were harvested in small boxes, immediately taken to the winery and cooled until reaching a temperature of 15 ºC. It goes very well with roasted meats that are seasoned or served with sauce. It also accompanies spicy fish dishes.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

D.O.C. Alentejo

Varieties

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil

Sloping slate soils on the highest points from the Estate. Low productive soils with medium/low production potencial.

Climate

Mediterranean with some continental influence. Cold winters with rain concentrated between October and February (average annual precipitaion of about 700mm/year) and very hot and dry summers.

Drinking Temperature

18ºC

Capacity

750ml

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

Quetzal Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the grapes from a single portion of the vineyard. The grapes were harvested in small boxes, immediately taken to the winery and cooled until reaching a temperature of 15 ºC. Fermentation took place for 8 to 10 days, at 25 ºC, with 4 or 5 pumping over daily for 15 minutes each. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine was placed in 225 liter French oak barrels where it aged for 12 months. After alcoholic fermentation the wine is placed in 225-litre barrels of French oak, where it will age for 20 months and another 8 month in bottle

Cellaring Potential

This wine can be served right after purchase, or be stored up to 5 years in a cool, shaded place.

Tasting Note

Layers of red and black fruit aromas form the nose of the wine, which has hints of tomato leaf. Ripe blackberries, black currant, and blueberry preserves are immediately recognizable on the palate, which is laced with dry tannins from beginning to end. Structured and complex.

Pairing Suggestions

It goes very well with roasted meats that are seasoned or served with sauce. It also accompanies spicy fish dishes.

Analytical Data

Alcohol content: 14,5% Vol.
Total acidity: 5,7 g/L
pH: 3,69
Residual sugars: 1,2g/L

Awards

QUETZAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012

  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2016 – 93 PONTOS

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