Hexagon Red Wine

HEXAGON 2009

RED WINE
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL

Six Sides, Six Grapes, Six Generations: a Super Premium wine from José Maria da Fonseca. Six sides but also six grape varieties and six generations. Produced from Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Syrah and Tannat, all planted in our vineyards on the Setubal Peninsula.

The grapes were foot-trodden in stainless steel presses and fermented for six days with full skin contact at temperatures of 28ºC. The alcoholic fermentation was finished in oak casks and underwent battonage for the next 3 months. This was followed by 12 months aging in new French oak casks.

Hexagon embodies the pursuit of excellence that has inspired the Soares Franco family throughout time. A powerful and a complex wine, with a limited production of 11,809 traditional size bottles and 305 Magnums.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

2

SANDY AND CLAY

PRODUCTION

9,100

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2011

JULY

GRAPES

-/-

TOURIGA NACIONAL

-/-

TOURIGA FRANCESA

-/-

SYRAH

-/-

TRINCADEIRA

-/-

TINTO CÃO

-/-

TANNAT

ANALYSES

14

ALCOHOL

6.00

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.54

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

16 YEARS

AFTER BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Deep red with brownish hue.

AROMA

Blue fruits (blueberries, blackberries), floral (violet), with the right quantity of oak, mineral, elegant, soft.

PALATE

Fruity, very balanced, round, good structure, elegant, good acidity, soft tannins.

FINISH

Long.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are foot-trodden in stainless steel presses and fermented with full skin contact at temperatures of 28ºC for 6 days. The alcoholic fermentation is finished in oak casks. It undergoes bâtonnage for the next 3 months.

AGING

12 months in new French oak casks.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Should be decanted and served with game and cheese at a temperature of 16ºC. This wine may throw sediment with age.


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