Alice Vieira de Sousa Red Colheita 2015

Douro

Alice Vieira de Sousa Red Colheita 2015

Alice Vieira de Sousa was our grand-aunt and she was a self-made woman. In her time she took care of the different quintas and wines. She was also a teacher and to remember we developed a label based on her old school records and the first letter of her name: ALICE.
This is a young red full of freshness and fruit.

Vinification

The harvest was great in the vineyard with good levels of rainfall in the winter and a relatively dry growing season, hence the low level of precipitation meant disease incidence was low; a relatively early veraison in July led to an early harvest in September.
The grapes were hand-picked and specially selected into cases of 25 kg. They were de-stemmed and the fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 8 to 15 days of skin maceration. It was bottled in September  and it is ready to be consumed.

Tasting Notes

Red young colour, very expressive in the aroma, with red fruit together with a fresh balsamic profile.

Producer Vieira de Sousa - Vines & Wines, Lda
Region Douro
Soil Type Schist
Vineyars Quinta da Fonte – Celeiros do Douro
Grape Varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto cão, Tinta Roriz
Harvest Method Hand Picked
Fermentation Stailess Steel Tank
Residual sugar 0,6g/L
Alcohol 14% vol.
pH 3.69
Total Acidity 4.5g/L Tartaric Acid
Bar Code 5600232498535

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