Grand’Arte Alicante Bouschet 2008




Quinta de Porto Franco Single Estate


● Alicante Bouschet

José Neiv a Correia

Tasting Notes
Dark almost bright black colour, with an intense f ruited aroma to matured blackberries. Powerf ul, deep f ull body , deep structured, but smooth and v elv ety , combining well the matured f ruit and the oak the 3 months ageing. Tasty , elegant, with some complexity , long and intense.

How to serve
A pleasure as aperitif , with tapas and snacks, or as accompany of red meat, risotto, paella, pasta, pizza, v egetarian, curry and other spicy f ood and dry cheese dishes.

Vinification Method
Classic f ermentation method with destemming and pre f ermentativ e skin contact f ollowed of the application of dry y easts. Fermentation up to 30º C in the f irst 2/3, and lowering down to 20º C during the last 1/3. During the whole f ermentativ e process, pumping ov er 2 times per day , using each time half of the v olume contained in the v at. Af ter the alcoholic f ermentation, the cap is plunged f or 30 day s, and during that period, extraction of the gentle tannins is conducted, along with the malolactic f ermentation and the natural stabilization of the wine.

Wine is aged in American, French of Allier and Portuguese oak barrels of 225 Lt, f or 6 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 6 months af ter bottling.