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Terra d'Alter 2020 Alicante Bouschet

It is not every producer who is attracted to Alicante Bouschet, but Peter Bright never shrinks from an interesting engagement. The deep hue of this “cépage teinturier” is a given. But what took us completely by surprise was the relative finesse and purity of the fruit, as well as the innate balance of such a rollicking, high-octane wine. He takes it to new heights of interest and class in every vintage. We would probably garner more interest if we doubled the price, which would be justified by its quality. There is no bigger bargain in our portfolio. Sumptuous beyond belief, and bursting with gorgeous spicy fruit.

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Wine Specifics

WineWise Code
PTD-ALB20
Country
Portugal
Region
Alentejo
Color/Style
Red
Farming Practices
Sustainable
Varieties
Alicante Bouschet
ABV
14.8
Residual Sugar
0.8
Acidity
5.6
Closure
Natural Cork
Case Size
12x750
Pricing
Discountable
Maceration
2 weeks cuvaison
Pumpover/Punchdown
run-downs
Destemming
complete
Fermentation Vessel
Satinless Steel
Fermentation Duration
2 weeks
Aging Method
Used Barrique 60%, Stainless Steel 40%
Aging Duration (months)
8 months
Filtered
No
Yeast
Spontaneous
Malolactic
Yes
Added Sulfur
Yes, 50ppm
Vineyard Name
Boavista
Soil Type
Calcareous, Gravel
Elevation (meters)
300
Vineyard Aspect
Northwest
Vine Age
20
Yields (hl/ha)
50
Picking
Hand-harvested
Annual Production
2000

Notes from the Producer: undefined

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