Castelão (80%) e Tinta Roriz (20%)
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Up to 10 years
Serve at 17º-18ºC
Chão Rijo 2016
OUT OF STOCK
New vintage 2017 soon available
Due to the vineyards specific microclimate, the alcohol content is relatively low and the colour of medium intensity. Red fruit bouquet with a discrete toast adding complexity to the wine. Fruity mouth with a touch of oak and pine nut.
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Traditional Portuguese varieties. “Chão Rijo” literally means “Hard Soil”. It´s the local expression to identify the argilo-calcareous soils of the region. Located at less than 10 km (6,2 miles)from the Atlantic Coast at an average altitude of 110 m (360 feet). Due to the closeness of the sea, the climate is very specific, with a muscular Atlantic influence, i.e. moderate temperatures, constant winds and a high percentage of air moisture. Mists are common till mid-morning due to the presence of the Sintra Mountain, to the South.
The grapes were harvested in the beginning of October. Immediate destemming (80%) and crushing. Fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks with temperature control (26-28ºC) and careful pumping over. Aged for one year in exotic wood (50%) and used oak (50%) barrels. Bottled in Outubro 2018.
A versatile wine to enjoy with light meals, barbecue and cheese. Also very good with white meats, cream pastas and Chinese cuisine.