PACHECA RESERVA LAGAR Nº1
Producer: Quinta da Pacheca
Appelation: Douro DOC, Portugal
The 2014 viticultural year was char- acterized for being an atypical year in terms of climate. It was highlighted by the occurrence of large periods of rain, especially in January, February, July and September, and great climatic instability in the summer period with thunder storms occurring during the months of June and July. As a consequence of the evolution of climatic conditions, the grape maturation controls carried out until the beginning of September indicated a progression of about two weeks in vine phenology with grapes showing good levels of sugar, acidity and phenolic compounds that led to the early starting of the harvest. Quinta da Pa- checa started harvesting on September 3rd. In mid-September a new period of intense rain began and lasted until Oc- tober. However, as the harvest started earlier most of Quinta’s vineyards had already been harvested.
This wine is obtained from grapes of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional varieties planted in Quinta da Pacheca and from the vineyards of Vila Nova de Foz-Côa with around 40 years old.
After careful selection by their best state, the grapes were harvested for chests of 25 kg and sent to the wine- making center where they were fully de-stemmed. Fermentation occurred during 9 days in the traditional 7-ton granitic stone tanks with foot stepping and smooth reassembles for blanket leaching and extraction of phenolic and aromatic compounds. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was transferred into new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurred and aged for about 18 months.
Pacheca Lagar Nº1 presents a deep ruby color. In the aroma it is very fruity with salient notes of ripe black fruit, such as blackberries and plums, accompanied with notes of chocolate from the barrel. It is very complex in the mouth with an acidity that gives it freshness, marked rounded tannins and a long and persis-tent finish.
18 months in French oak barrels
Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional
Maria Serpa Pimentel
Achohol by volume: 14%pH: 3,65
Total acidity: 5,3 g/LResidual Sugar: 0,6 g/L
Contém sulfitos - Contains sulfites