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
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)