Defesa Red 2020
Intense berry and red plum aromas, with some notes of fresh woods. On the palate the wine is rich and intense, with a vibrant texture and a long and balanced finish.
Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Syrah blend from 12-year-old vineyards, planted on granitic and schist soils.
Temperatures in 2020 were slightly higher than the average of the last 21 years, while rainfall was identical to the values recorded in the same period. Winter and spring were mild and rainy, allowing a healthy replenishment of the vines' water reserves, which resulted in good vegetative growth compared with 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, presenting extremely high temperatures in July and leading us to begin the harvest around 2 weeks earlier than 2019. The weather conditions in the veraison phase led to gradual ripening, which enabled a selective harvest that favored the expression and quality of each grape variety.
Each variety is harvested separately, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Naturally occuring malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
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