Horta Osório Sousão 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 plot and age of the vine, a specific protocol was performed for the Sousão variety. Using gentle vinification techniques, it was possible to extract all the varietal character of the variety but demonstrate its finesse. After malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in 225L oak barrels for 14 months. After bottling, the wine aged for another 8 months in the bottle. It is a ruby colored wine and almost opaque. In the aroma, it presents notes of black fruit, blue fruit and very resinous and balsamic. In the background, it is possible to feel the complexity of the spices from the barrel stage. In the mouth, it is very fresh, with polished tannins that give structure and volume to the final set and great storage capacity.