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Tamara Tinto 2010

Country:Portugal
Region:Ribatejo
Winery:Tamara
Grape Type:Aragonez
Vintage:2010
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Tamara Tinto is a blend of 40% Aragones, 30% Castelao (Frances), 20%Trincadeira,10%Alicante Bouschet. The grapes are grown on sandy soils and harvested manually. Vinification: destemming, crushing of the grapes, temperature controlled fermentation at 25C in stainless steel tanks. Gentle extraction to ensure a good balance. Careful selection of the juice. Stabilization and filtration before bottling. Crystal clear, ruby red colored wine with ripe fruit aromas. Well-balanced, medium bodied with soft tannins, it expresses the delicate flavors and characters of the varietals. An easy-drinking style of wine and a very good value.

Winery: Tamara

The Tamara Estate
Joao Portugal Ramos has been connected to Portuguese wines for more than 20 years, first as a consultant oenologist of well known wines, and since 1992, as a producer.
 Alentejo was the region elected to produce his first wines, such as the Marques de Borba, Vila Santa, various Single Varieties, Quinta da Viçosa and Loios.
Afterwards, Ribatejo came along and the main objective was to highlight the wines from this region and make them better known worldwide.

The facility was renovated in 2004 with new wine making and bottling premises in Almeirim (Ribatejo) using the most sophisticated and modern equipment that now allows Falua to produce 1.5 million bottles of red, white and rosé wines of high quality.
The new striking metallic edifice enhances the modernity of the winery and makes Falua stand out from the other more traditional wineries of the area.

The oenologist for Tamara Red is Antonina Barbosa.

The Tamara Vineyard
The grapes come from Ribatejo, in East Central Portugal, along the Tajus river and are grown in sandy soil.
Ribatejo (called Tejo since 2009) is located in the north of Lisbon, with low hills surrounding the Tagus River. Ribatejo is divided into three sub-regions with different characteristics:
- “Campo”: marshy land alongside the river
- “Bairro”: on the right bank of the Tagus River, slightly higher elevation
- “Charneca”: stretches from the Tagus right bank to the Alentejo region.
Vines are grown in all three regions. Falua vines come mainly from “Charneca” that provides with the most favorable soils.

The three different regions “Charneca”, “Bairro” and “Campo” have specific characteristics in the composition of their soils that vary between alluvial, clay and sandy.
They own 100 hectares of vineyards planted with the following varieties: Arinto, Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonês, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Fernão Pires and Chardonnay.

The climate is mild Mediterranean, and thanks to the proximity of the river, it is characterized by winters with compacted rainfall and dry warm summers.
 The average summer temperature runs between 20 and 35ºC.
The insulation varies between 2700 and 2900 hours per year and the rainfall between 600 and 800 mm.

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