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Tapada do Barao Colheita Seleccionada 2014

GeneralWineryGranaderio Vinhos
RegionAlentejo
Town of productionReguengos de Monsaraz
VarietalAragonez 55%, Alicante Bouschet 25%, and Syrah 20%
Total production of the wine8,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine15 years
Yield2.78 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
Irrigationyes
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestAugust 20 to September 15
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typecold maceration in French oak barrels and fermented in marble tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration8 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature64 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein French oak casks
Malolactic fermentation, duration15 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature68 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.88
Volatile Acidity0.67 grams per liter
Total Acidity4.9 grams per liter
Residual Sugar1.0 grams per liter
Alcohol14.5%
AgingTime in barrel5 months
Barrel type and ageFrench oak, new
Time in bottle before release2 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes