• Region: Borba - Alentejo - Portugal
  • Denomination: D.O.C. Alentejo
  • Wine: Red
  • Harvest: 2015
  • Grape varieties: Aragonez, Trincadeira, Castelão and Alicante Bouschet
  • Soil: Chalky-clay and schist

Rótulo de Cortiça – one of Adega de Borba’s ex-libris - was produced from the most typical varieties in the Alentejo region, sub-region of Borba.
Originating from old vines, the grapes were strictly controlled during the maturation process and harvested in small quantities. After the grapes de-stemming and crushing, the alcoholic fermentation began. It was performed for about 10 to 15 days at a controlled temperature of 24ºC in order to extract the greatest aromas and flavours of the grapes. To increase the poliphenolic complexity, the flavours of the tannins and the wine’s structure, the wine remained in the vat for a post-fermentative maceration process. The malolactic fermentation was then performed in stainless steel vats. In order to increase the wine’s organoleptic characteristics, it aged for 12 months in 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels and wooden barrels. Then wine then aged for another 6 months in the bottle stored in a cellar.

Clear aspect and ruby colour with red nuances. The aroma is fine and elegant with notes of black fruits, jam and white chocolate. The flavour is soft, with a slight astringency, and balanced. Tannins are fruity, soft and structured. Elegant finish.

At 16-17ºC. Ideal to accompany red meats cooked in the oven, game or traditional desserts. This wine can be consumed immediately after bottling or it can be stored for at least 10 years.

250.000 bottles

Alcohol

13,5%Vol

Total Acidity

5,70 g/l

PH

3,50

Total SO2

< 120 mg/l

Notes

Contains Sulfites

Cases of 6 bottles x 0,75L
Cases of 12 bottles x 0,375L

  • Region: Borba - Alentejo - Portugal
  • Denomination: D.O.C. Alentejo
  • Wine: Red - Grande Reserva
  • Harvest: 2013
  • Grape varieties: Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet
  • Soil: Schist

The excellent quality of the grapes from the 2009 harvest allowed Adega de Borba to produce – for the second time – a limited edition of the wine “Rótulo de Cortiça” with the designation Grande Reserva. This wine was produced from from two of the most emblematic and important varieties - Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet - cultivated in schist soils in the oldest vineyards of the Borba region.

The harvest was performed manually and the grapes were destemmed and fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel wine mills (largares). Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels at controlled temperatures. The ageing was performed for 18 months in new tanks for the wine-wood integration. After a slight filtration the wine was bottled and stored for 12 months in the cellar.

Grenade colour with red nuances. Good aromatic intensity with notes of forest fruits, chocolate, tobacco and toast. Soft and fresh flavour, strong tannins of black fruits and spices. Silky, elegant and prolonged aftertaste.

At 15-17 ºC. Ideal to accompany elaborate dishes (black pork, Alentejo veal and game)and desserts. This wine is to be consumed preferably after bottling, but it can also age for another 15 years.

6.500 bottles

Alcohol

14,5%Vol

Total Acidity

5,80 g/l

PH

3,50

Total SO2

< 140 mg/l

Dry Extract

32,0 g/l

Volatile Acidity

0,70 g/l

Notes

Contains Sulfites

Wooden box 3 bottles x 0,75L

Techincal Specifications

  • Region: Borba - Alentejo - Portugal
  • Denomination: D.O.C. Alentejo
  • Type: White
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Grape varieties: Arinto, Alvarinho and Verdelho
  • Soil: Schist and chalky-clay
 

The white grape varieties recently introduced in Alentejo’s vine population show their greatest potential in this wine and symbolise quality in the region of Borba. Grapes cultivated in vineyards with moderate productivity levels allow us to produce a fresh and balanced wine. The harvest was performed manually during the mornings to achieve the ideal temperature of the grapes as they arrived in the winery. The grapes were transported in small quantities.

After the crushing and total destemming of the grapes a slight maceration was performed, after which the pressing, decantation through cold system for 24 hours and alcoholic fermentation followed. 30 % of the wine was then stored in French and American oak barrels at a controlled temperature of 15 ºC. After the ageing, stabilisation and slight filtration the wine was bottled.

Clear appearance, citric colour. Intense aroma of tropical fruits and vanilla. Velvety flavour, balanced and structured, with notes of lemon and hints of honey and spices. Good balance, long and elegant aftertaste.

At 10-12 ºC. Recommended to accompany baked fat fish and well-seasoned seafood. This wine can be consumed after bottling, or age for another 5-6 years.

2.000 bottles

Alcohol

13%Vol

Total Acidity

6,30 g/l

PH

3,25

Total SO2

< 140 mg/l

Notes

Contains Sulfites

Wooden box 3 bottles x 0,75L