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Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Fermented and macerated in stainless steel vats, aged in partly-new oak French barriques for 12 months and in bottle a further 8 months. Varietal character, rich on palate yet moderately tannic.

Technical Presentation Portes Cabernet Sauvignon / 2015
Category Dry red
Classification Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards Corinthia at a 2,132 ft altitude
Main type of soil Sandy
Age of vines (average) 20 years
Yields 54 hl/ha
Harvest dates Mid-September
Vinification/Maturation Alcoholic fermentation and extraction in stainless steel vats at 24˚C. Total extraction time: 12 days. Full malolactic fermentation in barriques. Maturation in French barriques –50% in second use– for 8 months. The wine matures in bottle for a further 6 months in our cellar.
Alcohol by volume 14%
Total acidity (tartaric acid) 5.8 g/l
pH 3.45
Tasting notes The color is deep purple. On the nose it is intense and deep with leather and earth up front, slowly relinquishing to black currants, blackberries and spices, even a hint of cedar and wild herbs. On the mouth it is medium-bodied, accurately balanced, with a restrained mineral quality that allows the red fruits and the spicy character to dominate. The aftertaste is moderately long and complex.
The Awards
Silver Medal
Vintage 2013
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015