Senhor Doutor Rose 2017
Climate: Mediterranean with hot dry days and cool nights.
Soils: The vineyards are grown on poor soils of schist origin, leading to very concentrated grapes. The aromatic intensity is further intensified by cultural practices in the vineyard of opening the canopy through shoot thinning and reducing the yield with bunch thinning.
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional (100%).
Denomination: Vinho Regional Alentejo.
Vinification: Manual harvest in boxes of 20kg. The bunches are passed over a sorting table before the grapes are crushed and transported to the fermentation tank without pumps. Here, the must is held at low temperature for 6 hours, then as the must begins to gain a pink colour, this blush wine is drained off the skins and fermented at low temperatures to retain all its aromatic intensity.
Concept: A gourmet rosé with great depth and complexity due to the top quality, aromatic Touriga Nacional grape variety.
Alcohol: 13.0% by volume.
Production: 2.000 bottles of 0.75l released in June 2011.
Service: Serve at 8 ° C to be enjoyed at 10° C.
Food Pairing: Superbly accompanies fish dishes, seafood and salads. It has volume and structure for white meat dishes. Perfect for Indian food, Thai and sushi.
Colour: Color blush pink, crystal clear.
Nose: Intense notes of ripe strawberries, and cream.
Palate: Attack textured, the finish is smooth with good freshness.
Winegrower: Philip Mollet
Winemaker: António Maçanita