Manta Preta Reserva 2005





●Touriga Nacional
●Tinta Roriz

José Neiv a Correia

Tasting Notes
With an intense colour and character f ull bouquet, this is a f ull-bodied wine of excellent concentration. Although strongly structured and complex, the palate is deliciously smooth and ripe. Flav ours of dark f ruits are seasoned with herb notes and subtle aromas. The f inish is dry and extremely persistent.

How to serve
Excellent by itself or with any f ull f lav oured dishes.

Vinification Method

Classic f ermentation method, inv olv ing selectiv e extractiv e enzy mes, which are compatible with the activ e 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 3 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 5
months af ter bottling.