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Rapariga da Quinta Reserva 2008

Posted by Steve in Luis Duarte | Portugese Wines

Blend: Trincadeira 40%, Alicante Bouschet 30% and Aragonês 30%
Volume: Varies
Alcohol: 14.5%

Winemaking: The grapes are cold soaked for two days before fermentation at 12°C. Vinification is inopen fermenters with `punching down to ensure balance phenolic extraction. Extendedmaceration in temperature controlled vats then leads to a nine month ageing process inFrench and American oak barrels before final blending.

Tasting Notes: A wine of remarkable balance with notes of black coffee and black fruits with a long softfinish. This is a memorable wine in every sense. Drink now through 2017.

Winemaker: Luis Duarte

Links: Wine Enthusiast

WPP Shelf Talker Rapariga Red Reserva 2008