Terras Altas Red Wine

TERRAS ALTAS 2015

RED WINE
D.O.C. DÃO

Winemaker and member of the 5th generation of the family, Antonio Porto Soares Franco was known for his extraordinary sense of smell. During his visits to Dão region, he used to visit a vine which he had a special affection for. In 1968, António Porto Soares Franco passed away and the vine also died that same year. This vine can be visited in the José Maria da Fonseca Manor House, in Azeitão. This history that inspires Terras Altas wine comes from our special connection to the earth that still remains in all our wines.
Terras Altas has an earthy, wet root aroma followed by a soft and round balanced body.
This wine made its debut in the 1950s with the bottling being undertaken at our winery in Alcafache in the Dão wine region. In 1996 the ageing process and the bottling of Terras Altas was transferred to the Azeitão winery.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

DÃO

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

SLATE

PRODUCTION

30,000

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2017

AUGUST

GRAPE VARIETIES

-/-

JAEN

-/-

ALFROCHEIRO

-/-

TOURIGA NACIONAL

ANALYSES

12.8

ALCOHOL

5.1

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.35

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

5

AFTER BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Ruby.

AROMA

Cedar, tea and american oak (vanilla).

PALATE

Some fruit, good acidity, soft tannins but present.

FINISH

Medium.

VINIFICATION

Skin contact at 28ºC

AGING

2 months in american oak.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at a temperature of 14ºC as an accompaniment to white meats


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