bottles_palpite_red

Blend: 62% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 18% Alicante Bouscheet, 11% Touriga Nacional, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2013

Identity: Palpite is a Portuguese word meaning a good hunch or intuition. Produced from a selection of the best vineyard blocks and finest barrels from every vintage.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby-violet color, showing a concentrated aroma of dark fruits combining with subtle herbal and floral notes. In the pallet, concentrated ripe fruit contrast with powerful but well-rounded tannin ending in a persistent finish.

Service and Pairing: Serve at 16ºC with dishes of game or well seasoned red meat;

Alcohol: 15.0%/Vol.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano – Reserva

Vineyard Management: Production follows the protocols of sustainable agriculture with yields being controlled for top quality by hard pruning, removal of secondary shoots, and bunch thinning. At optimum maturity the grapes are hand-picked in small boxes permitting the quality control operations of bunch selection in the vineyard and on the sorting table.

Vinification and Ageing: After sorting and crushing the grapes are conveyed by gravity into small vats and fermented by only indigenous yeast at 27ºC. Post fermentation maceration lasts for 21 days. The wine is matured for 18 months in French oak barrels

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Medals

2010 – Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

2010 – 50 Great Portuguese Wines in UK

2008 – Great Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

 

Ratings

2008 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 points

2010 – 50 Great Portuguese Wines in UK

2006 – Wine Enthusiast– 90 points