Rocha Rosa: Tinto 2012
The Vineyard is situated 450 meters above sea level giving the climate slightly cooler than the plains so the vines benefit from cooling breezes at night. Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Ageing 50% of the blend aged for 90 months in a mix used French and American oak barrels. Dark berry and plum fruit aromas but heavier than the 2011 due to the 50% Syrah. It is rich and flavoursome and velvety palate which has good depth of ripe fruit. Smooth, soft and well balanced with a long finish. It will also improve in the bottle over the next 2-3 years. Due to the heavier body will go well with game, stews as well as grilled meats and meaty fish.
Alcohol content: 14.5% by Vol
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/l
50% Syrah,, 25% Aragonez. 20% Alicante Bouschet and 5% Touriga Nacional