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D’Eça Pinot Noir 2011
Viticulture and Climate:
Precipitation observed during the
winter was slightly above normal,
highlighting the contribution of
December. In Spring the values were
below average. From late spring until
early Autumn, the weather was dry,
but there was occasional but opportune
rain in August and September. In April
and May, air temperature values were
far above average. Were recorded
three heat waves, one in April and
two in May. The Summer was cooler;
however there were few days of great
heat. In this context the ripening
conditions were good, with 10 to 15
days of season advance. Across the
region there were favorable conditions
for the development of some vineyard
diseases, including powdery mildew,
downy mildew, which had no impact
on the estate, due to rigorous work and
eco-friendly cultivation practices.
This frst Pinot Noir harvest was a true
celebration on the estate! This early
ripening variety refected the season
advance, having been handpicked on
August 13th 2011, presenting a faultless
quality.
Production per Hectare:
1729 kg / ha
Fermentation and Aging:
The fermentation was conducted in
stainless steel vats with controlled
temperature. Pre-fermentative
maceration was made. The malolactic
fermentation was already carried in oak
barrels with 2 years, where the aging
continued for a period of 12 months.
Bottling and Tasting Notes
Bottled in September 2012
Color
: Ruby
Nose
: Spice character, with old oak
notes of great quality.
Palate
: Very elegant, in total accordance
with the nose. Good acidity and
persistent fnish.
Alcohol
: 14,59%
Total Acidity
: 4,84 gr/l
Volatile Acidity
: 0,6 gr/l
pH
: 3,77
Temperature for Serving
: 18 – 20ºC
Gastronomy
: Grouse, pheasant, roasts…
Bottles produced
: 470
Producer:
João Carlos Moura Coutinho
Almeida D’Eça de Sousa
Winemaker:
Daniel Fraga Gomes