Puro Talha Red Wine

PURO TALHA 2015

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HISTORY
The José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes Cellar was founded in 1878 and was purchased by José Maria da Fonseca in 1986, fulfilling an old dream of producing wine in Alentejo, in a estate full of prestige and history.
The estate is located in Reguengos de Monsaraz, and it is here that a 2.000 year old Roman tradition is kept alive. The José de Sousa Cellar owns 114 ceramic amphorae in which an ancient fermentation method takes place.

“TALHA” WINES
At the José de Sousa winery, the winemaking technique with talhas is still being used in a very similar way as it was 2.000 years ago. The grapes are hand harvested, slightly foot crushed and destemmed by hand with the “ripanço table”. The fermentation in talhas (capacity around 1.600 liters) is done without stems at a temperature of about 28oC, controlled by spraying water four times a day on the talhas. It lasts for about 8 days. The skin contact is done until November. After pressing the skins the wine goes back to age in the talhas for about 4 to 10 months depending on the harvest quality. To prevent oxidation it is used a layer of high quality olive oil.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

ALENTEJO

VINEYARD AREA

1.8

Granitic

PRODUCTION

450

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2016

JULY

GRAPE VARIETIES

-/-

ANTÃO VAZ

-/-

MANTEÚDO

-/-

DIAGALVES

ANALYSES

11.7

ALCOHOL

7,48

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.06

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

-/-

Still Unknown

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Yellow straw.

AROMA

Hazelnuts, melon, honey, iris flower, toasted bread.

PALATE

Elegant with dry fruits, good acidity and soft tannins.

FINISH

Long and persistent.

VINTAGE INFORMATION

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