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Poli Phonia Reserva 2012

GeneralWineryGranaderio Vinhos
RegionAlentejo
Town of productionReguengos de Monsaraz
VarietalSyrah 56%, Aragonez 26%, and Alicante Bouschet 18%
Total production of the wine50,000 bottles
Name of winemakerPedro Baptista
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine10 years
Yield4 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares250 acres
Elevation above sea level450 to 700 feet
Inclination of vineyardsouth
Soil compositionred and brown clay
Irrigationyes
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestearly September thru the first week of October
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typecold maceration in French oak barrels and fermented in marble tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration8 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature78 to 82 degrees
Malolactic fermentation, typein French oak casks
Malolactic fermentation, duration20 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature65 to 68 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.66
Volatile Acidity0.64 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.4 grams per liter
Residual Sugar0.5 grams per liter
Alcohol14.5%
AgingTime in barrel12 months
Barrel type and ageFrench oak, new
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes