terça-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2016
Xi-Coração, douro reserva tinto 2012
40% Touriga Franca
♥ 40% Tinta Barroca
♥ 20% Tinta Roriz
2012 was a comparatively dry year. Winter was cold and dry, with rainfall and temperatures falling well below averages from the previous 40 years. Luckily, the main March and April rains were able to restore the soil water reserves to allow the adequate development of the vineyard. A very dry summer ensued, up until September when rain allowed grapes to reach a maturity which had been delayed by the summer dryness. This resulted in a delayed harvest (ten days late) and complete phenolic maturity, with exceptional grape concentration. Average yield for this vintage was 34 hL/ha (4,5 t/ha).
Alcohol: 14.73% vol.
♥ Total acidity: 4.5 g/L (tartaric acid)
♥ pH: 3.81
♥ Residual sugar: 2.4 g/L
♥ Volatile acidity: 0.6 g/L (acetic acid)
♥ Free SO2: 30 mg/L (SO2)
♥ Total SO2: 85 mg/L (SO2)
We decided to omit wood, to better reveal the complexity of flavours of our different grapes.
♥ Portuguese specialties such as and .
♥ Beef cuts such as rump and sirloin.
♥ Game in stews such as wild boar or hare, or roasted such as pigeon or woodcock.
♥ Blue cheese such as Roquefort or Stilton.
♥ Charcuterie and tapas.
♥ Chocolate-based desserts.