Colegiada – Red and White Wine

Sé Colegiada

Rised above the hill, the ‘Sé Colegiada‘ shows its majestic

and clerical character. Established in 1445 by D. Afonso, 4th Count of Ourém, D. Nuno Álvares Pereira’s grandson, the “Colegiada” would be rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, in barroque style, while the crypt, where the founder is burried, escapted unaffected.

Later, the monument has suffered looting by the Napoleonic troops, during the French Invasions. But above all, the “Sé” remains a place of worship, sought by many tourists and believers.

Made from Trincadeira and Castelão grapes varieties, this wine presents smoothness with notes of red fruits and spice.

 

RED Wine

Organoleptic characteristics

It has a limpid aspect, with an rubi–red colour. This wine has a vigorous style but no agressive, warm, with notes of red fruits and spice fitting with a good seasoning dish. This is a consensual red, easy to appreciate, with polished tannins, ready to drink. It can be stored during a while before consumption.

Wine-making process

Crushing and total destemming. It is produced by the traditional fermentation method in stainless steel vats, with 8-10 days maceration at 28°C.

Suggestion

Versatile, it goes along with any kind of meal, like meat dishes, game meat, smoked meat, and different type of soft cheese. A big glass should be used to enhance all its potential. Temperature of consumption: l6°-l8°C.

Storage

Keep the bottle lying down, far from light. To ensure its quality, the wine was bottled without treatment by cold for it can form some sediment during the maturation.

WHITE Wine

Organoleptic characteristics

It has a limpid aspect with citrus open colour, fresh and fruits flavours, with notes of tropical fruits. Very full in the mouth, it has notes of fresh fruit and with a final soft and aromatic.

Wine-making process

Smooth crushing and total destemming. Grapes pressing and removal of the grape must at the end. Cold decanting of the must. Low temperature fermentation (between 12° and l6°C) during 15 days in stainless steel vats.

Suggestion

Versatile, this white wine goes along with any kind of meal, preffering white meat and fatty fishes dishes. Temperature of consumption: l0°l3°C, in propre glasses.

Storage

Keep the bottle lying down, in a cool and dry place, far from light.