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Blauer Portugieser 2013barrique

Honest, elegant Portugieser from old vineyards in Wolf Valley. Expressive wine, born in a rough year, optimally benefited from 24-month elevation in new oak barrels. Classic vintage of the Sucha terroir in  the best sense of this word!

    Grapes

  • Blauer Portugieser
  • 1 kg
  • 20/09/2013
  • 20.2 ° NM
  • 7.4 g / l
  • Skin contact of 22 days

    Wine

  • 11.5 %
  • 1.0 g / l
  • 5.5 g / l
  • 35 mg / l
  • 01/09/2016
  • 935

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Blauer Portugieser is a traditional variety with long history of cultivation in Suchá. However, it is quite difficult to cultivate due to its sensitivity to climatic conditions. Concerning weather the year 2013 was rather challenging. On the top of it, our vineyards were badly affected by herbicides, used probably for treatment of some cereals, causing deformation of leaves coupled with stagnation of development, resulting in an about 30-50% decrease in yields per hectare, comparing with the previous years. Further about 10% of Portugieser harvest was lost due to the powdery mildew.  Because of this involuntary reduction of harvest the old Portugieser vineyard, being in the second year of conversion to bio-production, gave us interesting and complex grapes with a distinctive flavor.

In this version the Portugieser proves its potential for longer maturing. Expressive wine, born in a rough year, optimally benefited from 24-month elevation in new oak barrels. Further bottle aging will still enhance this harmony. Thanks to the careful sulfiting it has very low content of sulfur dioxide, only 35 mg / l compared with the permissible value of 150 mg / l. Classic vintage of the Sucha terroir in the best sense of this word!