Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Red Wine Ameias Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013




100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

Peninsula de Setubal red wine, with intense dark ruby colors, aromas of green peppers and some mineral. A soft, round and balanced wine.

One premium red wine from the noble grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy it with red meat, dishes of game and full-fat cheese.

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Soil/Terroir: Sandy soil
Average Age of Vines: 10 years
Media Production: 10 hl/ha

WINEMAKING: Fermentation in stainless still vats at an average temperature of 25ºC.
Long maceration in order to extract maximum color pigments and tannins.

AGEING: 4 months in American heavily toasted oak barrels.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol content: 14.5 % VOL
Total acidity: 4.5 g/l
Total sugar: 2 g/l

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Should be served at a temperature of 16ºc with full-fat cheese, red meat and game.

Organoleptic Characterization
Visual Appearance: intense dark ruby colors.
Appearance olfactory: aromas of green peppers and some mineral.
Appearance taste: soft, round and balanced wine.

Awards:

  • Commended – IWC 2014
  • Silver – Palmela Concurso de Vinhos Engarrafados da CVRPS, 2010
  • Silver - Vinalies Internationales, 2010
  • Excellence - Hong Kong Citadelles du Vin, 2010

The Grapes

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most international of all French grape varieties, being widely grown across all five continents.

It has found a special niche and style in the Peninsula de Setubal, one of the few Portuguese winegrowing regions where it can ripen to perfection.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those varieties that can be termed "enriching"; deeply colored and thick-skinned, it can spice up blends, imbuing body and consistency to well-composed, perfumed, fruity and spicy wines.

Appreciated for its versatility, resistance and correctness it yields wines of immense longevity that age with elegance and security.

The Region

The Setubal Peninsula is a unique region, whose wines are as generous and balanced as the region that sees them born. Mother Nature was magnanimous and refined: from with the two peninsulas, “drawn” by the two largest estuaries in Portugal, was born a region rich in biodiversity and fish and shellfish with both natural and protected areas.

The framing by the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus and Sado River estuaries, combined with a deep Mediterranean influence and geological formation provide a unique set of characteristics for wine production.

The Setubal Peninsula also has one of the oldest denominations in Portugal - the region of Moscatel de Setubal, whose demarcation was begun in 1907 and completed and confirmed in 1908.

The Setubal DO (Denomination of Origin) region is geographically bounded by the municipalities of Setubal, Palmela, Montijo and the village of Castelo in the municipality of Sesimbra.

This "terroir", which is the cradle of the Moscatel de Setubal is unique: the joint annual rainfall of 550-750 milliliters and the 2,200 hours of sunshine poured over the sandy and clay – limestone soils is all seasoned with a handful of Atlantic breeze.

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