QDL-2008-DonaSantana

2008 Dona Santana

 20.00

Very fragrant, with sweet and appealing ripe fruit standing out. Sweet but fresh in the mouth, with well-measured tannins and the right dose of fruit. Aromatic finale with sweet spices, making it an appealing and attractive wine.

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Product Description

Region: Dão
Sub‐ region: Silgueiros
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional 60%, Tinta Roriz 20% and Jaen 20%
Year of Harvest: 2008
Winemaker: Hugo Chaves
Viticulture:Touriga Nacional, full and voluminous with a sweet and structured Tinta Roriz and a complex aroma Jaen, growing on slopes at an altitude of between 350 and 400 meters.
The vine is grown within a program of integrated protection. Infestation control is carried out through soil movement. Grape-picking is done by hand, caste by caste, when they reach the ideal point of ripeness, normally between the second fortnight of September and the first fortnight in October. The harvest is placed in small 10kg boxes.
Systematisation: Vertical cane with 2 fixed wires and 2 moveable wires, a density of 6060 plants pruned in double guyot.
Exposition: North/South
Soil: Sandy with granite base
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional 60%, Tinta Roriz 20% and Jaen 20%
Age: 9 years
Yield: 30 hl hectare
Winemaking : These wines are obtained after fermentation at a controlled temperature in order to preserve all their aromatic elegance, in very big wood barrels and a stainless steel tank, for 7 to 10 days. The wine is made through malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and has a subsequent maturing period of 18 months in order to potentiate its structure and complexity.
Production: 35.000 bottles
Physical‐ chemical characteristics
Alcohol: 14,4%
Total Acidity: 6,1 g/dm3
Volatile Acidity: 0,60 g/dm3
pH: 3,70
Tasting Notes: Very fragrant, with sweet and appealing ripe fruit standing out. Sweet but fresh in the mouth, with well-measured tannins and the right dose of fruit. Aromatic finale with sweet spices, making it an appealing and attractive wine.
Essencia Do Vinho – 17 points
Robert Parker Wine Review – 87 points