Marques de Marialva Grande Reserve

D. António Luís de Meneses-commander of the Portuguese troops during the vital restoration wars between 1640-1648- played a vital role in Portugal gaining Independence from Spain. To honor Meneses, the king of Portugal gave him the title ‘Marques de Marialva’, in recognition of his victories in battle. As a way to honor and recognize his important role in Portugal’s History, Adega de Cantanhede decided that our best still and sparkling wines from the Bairrada DOC should carry his name.

Tasting Notes A deep garnet color with light violet tones. A Complex and elegant flavor that presents nobility and distinction due to extended time in new French oak. Dark spicy fruit defined by velvet tannins that are balanced and harmonious. Can age for 7 to 10 years in bottle.
Vinification/Maturation Total destemming, soft and extended pelicular maceration. Alcoholic fermentation at 28ºC. 12 months in new French oak barrels with a soft toast. Held in bottle for 3 months before release.
Technical info pH: 3.42// Total acidity: 6.0 g/l //Total sugars: < 5.0 g/l
Wine Maker Osvaldo Amado
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