Santar Vila Jardim Tinto Reserva
Coming essentially from the Fidalgas Garden, elaborated with the Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro Preto and Alicante Bouschet varieties, this wine shows an intense ruby colour. It has a very fine and delicate aroma, with bergamot and berry notes prevailing. Velvety in the mouth, with perfectly integrated notes from barrel maturation. The floral notes of these varieties reveal the qualities of this specific terroir, giving it great complexity and longevity.
60% Touriga Nacional
10% Alicante Bouschet
Total acidity: 5,68 g/l
Sugar Reduction / Baumé: 0,4 g/l
Alcohol / volume: 14%
Granitic, from a schist-migmatitic complex.
Permeable soils, deep and particularly poor.
Grapes were manually harvested into small 25 kg boxes, following a strict selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. They were completely destemmed and placed in small inox containers. Fermentation lasted for approximately 15 days, with temperature control and smooth pumping-over for good colour and aroma extraction. Following malo-lactic fermentation, the wine matured for 12 months in French oak (80%) and American oak (20%) barrels and then underwent blending, so as to balance the varietal fruit and the complexity of the oak. It was bottled without fining, with filtering, in April 2018.
With an intense red colour, its aroma is fine and delicate, offering bergamot and blackberry notes. Velvety in the mouth, with perfectly integrated notes of barrel maturation. The floral notes of these varieties highlight the virtues of this specific terroir, giving it great complexity and longevity.