Pera-Manca is the brand that the Eugenio de Almeida Reserves for the exceptional wines first produced in 1990. Production of Pera-Manca is only released if its passes a high grade of grapes, meaning there are gap years.
Cartuxa Pera-Manca Red 2014 - DOC ALENTEJO
Pera Manca is produced from the Aragonez and Trincadeira varieties with each parcel being carefully separated and selected at the harvest. The vineyards are over 30 years old and selection depends on the grapes developing slwly without excess stress, drowing out the best characteristics of the varieties. In the best years that this happens the grapes are harvested, de-stalked, lightly crushed and fermented in 12000l Oak vats. There then follows a long period of maceration before the wine is matures in 3000l oak vats for 18 months. The wine is aged in bottle for a further 36 months in the Cartuxa Monastery cellars prior to release.
Served Temperature: 16°C to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 14%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Portugal Region: DOC Alentejo