Silk & Spice adds new significance to the famous 16th century trade route between Europe and Asia. The 'Spice Route' was created by Portuguese explorers in 1498. It brought the Western World exciting new flavors such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. This red wine is a modern expression of some of those spices and aromas, its extraordinary, rich flavors born of Portugal’s indigenous grapes and unique terrain.
Intense, deep ruby color, with a bright red rim. The predominant flavors are ripe, cooked black fruits. Sweet notes of vanilla and hints of mocha. The first impression in the mouth is rich and full. Excellent balance of tannins and acidity, with a long, smooth finish.
Grapes were harvested by variety. Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and carried to fermentation vats, where the vinification process occurs. Alcoholic fermentation took place for around 8 days, at an average temperature of 79°F. After the alcoholic fermentation, the must was racked to separate the wine from the rough sediments. It then rested in stainless steel vats up until the bottling day.
The balanced profile of this wine and the easy tasting it provides makes it suitable to be enjoyed while dining outside. It is also wonderful when paired with grilled meat and cheeseburgers.
- 40% Touriga Nacional
- 30% Alicante Bouschet
- 30% Baga
- Alcohol: 13%
- Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L (tartaric)
- Sugar: 14 g/L
- pH: 3.6