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 Magnum Reserva Red

50.90 

Our excellent red Reserva is produced with the best grapes from the Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Trincadeira grape varieties. The grapes are grown in the perfect microclimate, hand-picked in the best plots and crushed by purely natural processes. They are processed by gravity in our modern cellar. They ferment in wooden tanks and mature for at least 20 months in French oak barrels, giving rise to silky tannins marked by black fruits.

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Description

On the nose, it shows great intensity expressed in black fruits, surrounded by a creamy, very long and persistent wood toast. Goes very well with game dishes and strong cheeses.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

D.O.C. Alentejo

Varieties

15% Trincadeira, 35% Alicante Bouschet, 50% Syrah

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

1.5L

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

The grapes are gathered in small bins and immediately taken to the winery and cooled to a temperature of 15ºC. They are then separated, crushed and deposited in a fermenting vat of French Oak. Fermentation takes between 8 days at a temperature of 26ºC. Pumping over is carried out 4 or 5 times daily for 15 minutes periods. 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

Consume immediately or store for up to 5 years in a cool, dark place. Open at least 1 hour before consumption, or if possible, decant the wine and serve it with 12ºC.

Tasting Note

On the nose, it shows great intensity expressed in black fruits, surrounded by a creamy, very long and persistent wood toast.

Pairing Suggestions

Goes very well with game dishes and strong cheeses.

Analytical Data

Alcohol content: 15,0% Vol.
Total acidity (in tartaric acid) 6,2 g/L
pH: 3,63
Residual sugars: 0,9 g/L

Awards

QUETZAL RESERVA RED 2012

  • CONCOURS MONDIAL BRUXELLES 2016 – GOLD MEDAL

QUETZAL RESERVA RED 2011

  • VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2015 – GOLD MEDAL
  • ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE 2015 – 95 POINTS
  • CONCOURS MONDIAL BRUXELLES 2015 – SILVER MEDAL
  • III CONCURSO MELHORES VINHOS DO ALENTEJO 2015
  • REVISTA VINHOS 2015 – PRESS CHOICE PRIZE

QUETZAL RESERVA RED 2010

  • WINE CHALLENGE 2014 – GOLD MEDAL
  • MUNDUS VINI 2014 – SILVER MEDAL

QUETZAL RESERVA RED 2009

  • WINE MASTERS CHALLENGE 2013 – SILVER MEDAL
  • CONCURSO VINHOS DE PORTUGAL 2013 – BRONZE MEDAL

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