Horta Osório Pontão Grand Reserve Red
After manual harvesting, the grapes were transported in boxes of 18 kg capacity so as not to harm the integrity of the bunch. Once in the cellar, the boxes were unloaded onto a sorting mat for the first sorting of the grapes. This was followed by destemming, choosing berry by berry and crushing them, which were transported by gravity to stainless steel fermentation tanks. After 48 hours of pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures, alcoholic fermentation took place for 10 days where, depending on the variety and the plot, a protocol of pumping over and deletions was carried out. After malolactic fermentation, the different components aged in 225L oak barrels for 18 months. After bottling, the wine aged for another 24 months in bottle. It is a ruby colored wine with deep intensity. In the aroma, it is very young and full of fresh fruit, concentrated blackberry, black currant, forest with balsamic and spicy nuances from the barrel. In the mouth, it presents both powerful and fine tannins, giving this wine an enormous capacity for keeping.