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Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto

$20.00

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Vintage: 2017
Region: Lisboa, Portugal
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Castelao

Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto has a rich perfume of mature black fruit, spices, and floral notes. Very fine and elegant on the palate with soft tannins combined with good acidity and a long aftertaste. The grapes, which were previously de-stemmed, went through a pre-fermenting maceration at low temperatures for 12 hours. Fermentation took place in lagares with successive pressings by robot and in stainless steel vats for 10 days, not exceeding 27ºC. The aging and malolactic fermentation occurred during 18 months in used French oak barriques.

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NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Currant, Black Raspberry, Blackberry

BODY

Full-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

14-15%

OAK

New Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Sulfur Added (more than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Not Vegan

IMPORTER

Winebow

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto

Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto has a rich perfume of mature black fruit, spices, and floral notes. Very fine and elegant on the palate with soft tannins combined with good acidity and a long aftertaste. The grapes, which were previously de-stemmed, went through a pre-fermenting maceration at low temperatures for 12 hours. Fermentation took place in lagares with successive pressings by robot and in stainless steel vats for 10 days, not exceeding 27ºC. The aging and malolactic fermentation occurred during 18 months in used French oak barriques.

About Quinta de Chocapalha

Climbing the Serra de Montejunto mountain range reveals a landscape that enchants the senses. A scenery made from green fields, not only of vineyards, and the blue ocean.

Quinta de Chocapalha is nestled in those undulating hills that extend down to the Tagus River. The road, which comes from Aldeia Galega da Merceana, has a unique charm, adorned with large, centenary trees.

“When I arrived here I was delighted. What fascinated me was that it was a farm and not just a piece of land. It smelled of tradition, and you can tell that from the trees. Someone lived here who was also passionate about the land.”

However, not everything suited the objectives that the Tavares da Silva family had in mind, which led Paulo Tavares da Silva to dedicate his efforts to study. He also wanted to hear from the older people in the villages, who knew secrets about this region’s nature. Since the beginning, the project has been based on using the best tradition has to offer and combining it with modern knowledge and technology.

Although the estate’s potential to produce great wines was recognised long ago, that objective changed over time. When the Tavares da Silva family came to Quinta de Chocapalha, the grape varieties planted were aimed to achieve production quotas and were in poor condition. Restructuring the vineyards was unavoidable to succeed in producing wines that better reflected this estate’s special terroir

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