Town of production of the wines: Sertã, Beira Baixa, Portugal Climate: Microclimate with 2200 hours of sunshine and 1100mm of rainfall Weather conditions 2012: Rain until late june and a hot autumn. Soil: Derived of slat stone Varieties of grapes: Portuguese: Touriga Nacional 90% ; Syrah 10% Denomination: ‘Vinho regional Terras da Beira’ Vinification: Manual harvest and selections in crates of max. 20 kg. alcohol fermentation with wild yeast culture in open granite tanks and spontaneous malolactical fermentation. ‘Cuivason’ after min. 20 days. Maturing: French oak Analyse report Alcohol % 12.5 Total acid: gr/ dm³ 4.8 Relative Weight Gr/ cm³ 0.994 Dry matter 44.2 volatile acid 0.77 Sulphur total (mg/l) 48 Sulphur combined (mg/l) 32 Sulphur free (mg/l) 12 PH 3.47 Bottled: 7000 Conservation: 16 º -18 º serve at 18 º Gastronomy: Tracks dishes like Fish, white and red meat both in traditional cuisine as in the modern kitchen. Notes of evidence: The ruby colour is intensive in the nose , red fruit and forest fruit flavours. With structure and freshness. Drink now or keep 5 years
The story of the Bonjardim Wines Our aim is to add value to our region by producing wine following traditions, respecting nature and involving the local community. Our production is limited to three ha producing only 35 hectoliter per ha. Why do we make our life so difficult? If you do not use fertilisers, the vines have to go deep to find their minerals increasing the terroir of the wine. Deep roots suffer less of droughts. Without the use of herbicides, the great variety of plants in the vineyard attract different kind of insects which keep the population in balance, so no need for insecticides. The use of fungicides which do not enter into the juice of the vines do not leave residuals in the grapes and the yeast cells stay active to transform the sugar into alcohol and give the wine it’s stamp of authenticity of our soil, climate and our vines. The local community flourishes by the labour intensive organic method and traditional vinification in granit tanks. If you drink this wine you protect a billionth part of the cultivated land of our globe and stimulate the balance between people, nature and economy . It is the philosophy that makes the wine an adventure to taste. Combine the wine with a meal of natural flavours and drink it with, not to many, but good friends. It is the best way to become part of the story of our wine.