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Penedo Gordo 2015

GeneralWineryQuinta das Arcas
RegionAlentejo
Town of productionOrada (province of Borba)
VarietalAragones, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional
Total production of the wine16,700 cases
Name of winemakerFernando Machado and Henrique Lopes
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine16 years
Yield3.17 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares100 acres
Elevation above sea level1070 feet
Inclination of vineyard20 degrees south
Soil compositionmixture with a high concentration of clay and schist
Irrigationyes
HarvestHarvest methodmachine
Date of harvestsecond half of September
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration8 to 12 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature74 to 81 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration15 to 30 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature68 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.63
Volatile Acidity0.62 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.7 grams per liter
Residual Sugar2.2 grams per liter
Alcohol13.7 %
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes