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 Rich Red

14.00 

The grapes from the Vinha das Pedras plot were harvested at a high stage of maturity, in small boxes and immediately transported to the winery, having been immediately cooled to a temperature of 10 ºC. A complex, sweet wine, rich in ripe black fruit aromas and very intense on the palate, ideal as an aperitif or to accompany dried fruit.

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Description

The grapes from the Vinha das Pedras plot were harvested at a high stage of maturity, in small boxes and immediately transported to the winery, having been immediately cooled to a temperature of 10 ºC. A fresh wine with an aroma of exotic fruits and a sweet and elegant taste.

Additional information

Region

Alentejo

Designation

Vinho licoroso – D.O.C. Alentejo

Varieties

100% Alicante Bouschet

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

15ºC

Capacity

330ml

Winemakers

José Portela, Rui Reguinga

Vinification

The grapes from the Vinha das Pedras plot were harvested at a high stage of maturity, in small boxes and immediately transported to the winery, having been immediately cooled to a temperature of 10 ºC. They were stalked off and trodden on for 3 days. Alcoholic fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 24 ºC in a small vat and was stopped with the addition of Aguardente Vinica with an alcoholic content of 77% vol, after intense foot treading. Finally, the wine aged for 16 months in new barrels.

Cellaring Potential

May be consumed immediately or stored for up in a cool and dark place.

Tasting Note

A fresh wine with an aroma of exotic fruits and a sweet and elegant taste.

Pairing Suggestions

Ideal as an aperitif and accompanies dried fruit well.

Analytical Data

Alcohol content: 16,50% Vol.
Total acidity: 5,8 g/L in tartaric acid
pH: 3,75
Residual sugar: 93 g/L

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