Casal Figueira 2017 Figueira Tinto, Lisboa VR
Item Number: 14481
Sub Region: Lisboa
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Lisboa
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Castelao
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay and sand
Elevation: 650 feet
Case Production: 500
Vineyard Notes: Fruit is harvested by hand from vineyards located in Torres Vedras, just east of Lisbon. Vines were planted between 1950 and 1960, planted to clay and sand and farmed with organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Winemaking Notes: Castelao fruit was whole cluster fermented in stainless steel. A short, cold maceration lasted for three days. Fermented occurred spontaneously with native yeast. Wine was aged in stainless steel with lees, without battonage or pump-overs.
Tasting Notes: Bright ruby-violet. On the nose, red berry fruit predominates, with notes of sea spray and black tea. On the palate, crunchy, snappy red fruit with a pronounced salinity, framed by a slight bitter note. Mouthwatering acidity and soft skin tannin provide lovely balance to the fruit. Drink with a slight chill.
Pairing Notes: Charcuterie, crudo, conservas, braised pork dishes.