PINALTA PINGO DE LUA (3 bottles of 0,75l)
Of superior quality, aging in stainless steel vats for 12 months, followed by aging in French oak barrels for 12 months. It has an intense and deep garnet color, with a rich and complex aroma. In the mouth it appears with balanced volume, astringency and acidity, a long and penetrating finish.
Pinalta Pingo de Lua was produced from traditional grape varieties of the Douro region: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca.
Winemaking, ageing and storage
Mature fruits were hand-picked by gentle hands, and gently destemmed and crushed at the winery. Initially the grapes were crushed by men’s feet in shale lagares, releasing the moon’s mystical enchantment. In order to balance the power of the sun with the nuances of the moon, the wine remained in stainless steel tank for 12 months, in order to age preserving the delicate nuances of the wine, and then transferred for oak barrels for another 12 months.
Pinalta Pingo de Lua has a grenade color, intense and deep. It shows rich and complex aroma that combines the delicacy of red fruit, grapefruit, violet and herbs with the rustic and pungent flavors of Douro wines: ripe black fruit, toastiness, mineral and spice notes. In the palate, you can feel volume and smooth astringency, showing a balanced acidity and having a long and penetrating end.
It can be consumed now or wait in the bottle for several years.
Pinalta Pingo de Lua is a quality wine that you can keep for several years. It should be kept in horizontal position in a cool, dry place.
Pingo de Lua goes well with turkey dishes or roasted suckling pig (Leitão assado). In order to reach its fullness, it should be open 1-2 hours before serving.
It may require decanting due to not having been filtered, for better aging.
It should be served between 16 º and 18 º C.
Alcohol: 15,3%; Total acidity: 5,4 g/l (tartaric acidity); Residual sugar: 2,3 g/l; pH: 3,62.