Producer: Quinta da Pacheca Appelation: Douro DOC, Portugal Harvest: 2017
The 2017 viticultural year was charac- terized by being extremely dry and hot. The evolution of climatic conditions has contributed to an earlier sprouting that has occurred throughout the entire veg- etative cycle. The harvest began on Au- gust 11th, in some white varieties, and then followed with normality in the red varieties until the end of September.
This wine is exclusively obtained from the Touriga Nacional grape variety of the highest part of the Quinta da Pache- ca estate at 300 meters of altitude.
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 slightly pressed after being cooled.
The first third part of the fermentationoccurred in stainless steel vats at a con- trolled temperature between 12-14° C, then the must was transferred to new and second year French oak barrels where it stayed until April 2018 with bâtonnage of the fine lees in between.
Pacheca Rosé Reserva is a very aromatic wine with red fruit notes of strawberry and very fresh raspberry accompanied by some well-integrated wood notes. It is intense with good acidity in the mouth, giving it freshness, persistence and longevity.
9 months in French oak barrels with weekly bâtonnage.
Maria Serpa Pimentel
Achohol by volume: 13,5% pH: 3,20 Total acidity: 5,9 g/L Residual Sugar: 0,6 g/L