In the 70’s, due to the climate of Azeitão, where Quinta da Bacalhôa is located,
it was decided to produce a wine of the most famous French grapes, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Merlot. In 1979 was born the Quinta da Bacalhôa, the first
Portuguese Cabernet Sauvignon. It was decided to bring to the market a wine that
was vinified in its entirety in new oak, with an innovative concept for Portuguese
QUINTA DA BACALHOA | RED| CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 2016 | DOC SETUBAL
Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Merlot 10%
Deep Ruby, Semi Opaque
Maintaining its classical style, Quinta da Bacalhôa 2016 presents red fruits aromas, combined with wood and spices nuances.
13 months in French Allier oak barrels
In the mouth, the sensations of red fruits are highlighted and combined with soft tannins. It has a fresh, slightly mineral, elegant and very complex ending.
This wine pairs nicely with game poultry, bbq steaks, coq au vin, pork belly. We also recommend it with soft cheeses.
16ºC to 18ºC
The vineyard planted at Quinta da Bacalhôa finds the ideal “terroir” for the production of excellent wines - red and well drained limestone soils with mild climate due to the strong Atlantic influence. The grapes chosen in Quinta’s vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, benefit from natural conditions for slow and balanced maturation. After the fermentation of the elementary wines at controlled temperature, a period of ‘cuvaison’ (post-fermentative skin maceration) of a week was followed. With a careful selection, contemplating numerous tests and analyzes, the final lot was created which staged in new French oak barrels for 13 months