The vineyard planted at Quinta da Bacalhôa finds the ideal “terroir” for the production of excellent wines – red and well drained limestone soils with mild climate due to the strong Atlantic influence. The grapes chosen in Quinta’s vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, benefit from natural conditions for slow and balanced maturation. Both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon presented to the harvest, very healthy grapes, very ripe, with round and present tannins. The harvest was normal because of the great quality of the grapes.
After the fermentation of the elementary wines at controlled temperature, a period of ‘cuvaison’ (post-fermentative skin maceration) of a week was followed.
With a careful selection, contemplating numerous tests and analyzes, the final lot was created which staged in new French oak barrels for 13 months.
Serving Temperature 16 – 18 ºC