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Quinta de Silvares 2015

GeneralWineryQuinta de Silvares
Town of productionSanta Comba Dao
VarietalAlfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Jaen
Total production of the wine20,000 liters
Name of winemakerAnselmo Mendes
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wineApproximately 12 years
Yield1.98 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares20 acres
Elevation above sea level625 to 650 feet
Inclination of vineyard7 degrees south
Soil compositionmixed with a high concentration of sand and granite
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestSeptember 2 to 12
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration3 days cold soak, 10 days alcoholic fermentation
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature68 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration14 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature57 to 61 degrees F
Volatile Acidity0.52 grams per liter
Total Acidity4.73 grams per liter
Residual Sugar1.3 grams per liter
AgingTime in bottle before release24 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes, lightly