Quinta da Pacheca L.B.V. 2017Regular price €25.00
PACHECA PORTO LBV 2017
Producer: Quinta da Pacheca
After 2 years of a dry period, the 2016 winter brought abundant rainfall refill- ing water reserves in the soil in almost whole Region. Spring started cold which have delayed the vegetative cycle and summer was exceptionally dry. None the- less the vines were green and the occasional rain brought the ideal maturation stage to the grapes follow on a fine quality harvest.
Pacheca Porto LBV results from old vines grapes that were transported in chests of 25 kg, subject to a strict sorting at the entrance of the winery. After destemming and crushing they are taken to a traditional stone tank where they were trodden by men for 3 hours on the first day. During the fermentation, smooth reassembles are done for blanket leaching and extraction of phenolic and aromatic compounds. Then, brandy is added to stop the fermentation. It aged in 600 liters casks where it remained for about 4 years. It was bottled without filtration being subject, during its aging, to create a slight deposit.
Presents a dark violet color. It reveals excellent complexity and an intense aroma with fresh notes of stems, soft nuts notes and more concentrated mature wild fruits notes. The mouth has an elegant beginning evolving in harmony for a wine with excellent volume and solid structure. Firm tannins but smoothly polished. Finishes with great freshness, elegance and intensity.
Should be drunk slightly fresh at the end of the meal accompanying cheeses or dark chocolate desserts. Should be served between 16 and 18ºC.
WINEMAKER: Maria Serpa Pimentel
Alcohol by volume: 19,5%
Total Sugars: 103 g/L
Contém sulfitos - Contains sulfites