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Claustru’s Red 2007

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Tasting Notes

With a ruby red colour, the nose is of liquorice, cassis and balsamic. The wine has a medium body, velvety tannins and with an excellent fresh fruit flavour finish.

Grapes: 40 % Tinta Roriz; 30% Touriga Franca; 30% Tinta Barroca
Alcohol Content: 13%
Residual Sugar (g/dm3): 2
Total Acidity (g/dm3): 5.07

Region / Vineyards

With a mix of schist, greywaches and metamorphic soils, Mesão Frio is located close to the centre of the Douro region. Since 1756 designated as a producer of elevated quality wines with similar controls of today’s DOC’s.

The Co-operative of Mesão Frio is funded in 1950 to break the exclusivity with the Casa Do Douro. Since then, the small growers benefited with high quality winemaking facilities producing wines highly competitive and representative of the region. Today they are 500 of them and they are an example in Portugal as one of the best.

Vinification / Ageing

The grapes are crushed and destemmed followed by inoculation with selected yeasts; alcoholic fermentation for a minimum of 8 days, at 22°C to 26°C. Malolactic fermentation develops under controlled temperature. The wine remains for two winters in stainless steel vats before being bottled.

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