Herdade da Comporta Red

Herdade da Comporta Red 2012

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Winemakers Eng. Francisco Pimenta
Region Comporta, Portugal
Total Area of ​​the Vine 35 ha (26 ha of red grapes and 9 ha of white grapes).
Classification Vinho Regional Península de Setúbal
Type Red Wine
Colour Bright garnet-red
Grapes Aragonez 40%, Alicante Bouschet 40%,
Trincadeira 10%, Touriga Franca 10%
Aroma Substantial, mingling notes of very ripe fruit with elements of wood ageing.
Flavor Elegant, with good fruit concentration, well-structured tannins, and a long, complex finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions
Sheep's cheese and soft cheeses. Stews and light meat roasts
Soil Type Sandy
Exposure and Slope The vineyard is planted on flat land in a valley that runs from east to west, and is thus exposed to the sun practically all day long.
Situation Slightly above sea level.
Temperature The Vineyard Year
The summer of 2012 was a normal one for the region, although higher temperatures were recorded in July, with a heat wave. In September, air temperatures were above
normal (1971-2000). As far as rainfall was concerned, in the first three weeks of the month, the amounts recorded were very low or even zero. However, in the last week of September, a significant amount of rain fell.
Winemaking The winemaking was done exclusively in small lagars (very shallow, open vats), with temperature control. The wine, treated minimally and gently, was matured in Allier oak barrels, and was then further aged in bottle.
Traffic jam June 2014 - 55,000 bottles
Analysis Alcohol Content 14%
Volatile Acidity 0.56 g/l (acetic acid)
Total Acidity 4.98 g/l (tartaric acid
pH 3.74
Residual Sugar 2.8 g/l
Dry Extract 31.5 g/l
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