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Tapada dos Ganhoes 2014

GeneralWineryGranadeiro Vinhos
Town of productionReguengos de Monsaraz
VarietalAragonez, Alicante Bouschet, and Syrah
Total production of the wine7,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine10 years
Yield2.98 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares250 acres
Elevation above sea level450 to 700 feet
Inclination of vineyardsouth
Soil compositionmixture with a high concentration of granite and red and brown clay
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestAugust 29 to September 16
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typecold maceration in stainless steel and fermented in marble tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration7 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature78 degrees
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration22 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature68 degrees F
Volatile Acidity0.70 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.7 grams per liter
Residual Sugar2.0 grams per liter
Alcohol14.5 %
AgingTime in bottle before release2 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes