humus castelão 2012


Once harvested by hand to small boxes and carefully selected, the grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. Then fermented with the wild yeasts, at temperature controlled small stainless steel tanks. After 14 days skin contact the wine was racked to 225 liters old oak barrels, where aged for fourteen months.

Nothing was added to the wine, apart from a small amount of SO2.

It was bottled without any finning or filtration in June 2014.


Product – Humus Castelão 2012

Producer – Encosta da Quinta, Lda.

Region – Lisboa

Vintage- 2012

Type Red Wine

Organic Certification Sativa PT-BIO-03

Climate Mediterranean with Atlantic influence

Grape Verieties – Castelão

Soil Type – Clay – Calcareous

Harvest Period – October

Harvest method – Hand picked

Fermentation – Stainless steel with wild yeasts

Ageing – 14 months in old oak barrels

Bottled – without any finning or filtration in June 2014

Dry extract – 22,2 g/l

Alcohol – 12% vol

SO2 total – 40 mg/l

Total Acidity – 4,8 g/l

pH – 3.48

Production – 2600 bottles (0,75 l)