AIR António Lopes Ribeiro AlentejoAIR António Lopes Ribeiro Alentejo

Winemakers: Vines & Wines, Antonio Ribeiro
Appellation: Alentejo          
Varietal(s): Aragonês (Tempranillo), Alicante-Bouchet, Trincadeira, Touriga-Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottles Produced: 60 000 bottles
Production Area: 23 ha
Yield per Vine & Hectare: 6 tons/ha

Training system: Cordon royat, allowing optimal aeration of the leaves and grapes thus reducing treatments and fungal infections

Vinification: grapes picked at ideal point between having sufficient acidity, coloring, tannin potential and sugars, 100% manual picking, fermentation in horizontal steel tanks with rotation and controlled temperature, vinification done to create fresh and very accessible tannins and fruit

Analytical Data: 13.7 % vol

Ageing: 6 months in steel tanks, no aeration to have only the most reduced flavors and aromas

Tasting Notes Tastings.com: Ruby black color. Aromas of cherry pie, roasted tomato, sandalwood incense and clove follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with tart black cherry skin and cedar notes. Finishes with a crisp baked apple and spice cake fade.

Color: ruby red, with hints of violet
 
Aroma: prunes and wild mulberry with notes of spices, herbs and leather
 
Conservation Time: if stocked in good conditions, 6 years or more.

Drinking temperature: 15-16 °C / 59 – 61º F

Notes:
Only Indigenous Yeasts used. Suitable for Vegans.
Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes

 

Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI) – www.tastings.com
WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Silver Medal – Best Buy
RATED: 86 points (Highly Recommended)

"Alluring charred berries"

Source: http://www.organicwinereview.com