Pistol 2021

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Pistol is the first red wine of the Talha Mafia family from the 2021 vintage.
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Syrah fermented in amphoras in a natural way, with very little intervention.
Pistol is a wine ready to drink, fruity, young and pure.

Wine maker notes:

The Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Syrah varieties were fermented in amphoras with the indigenous yeasts and aged in the amphoras for 3 months plus another 3 months in neutral tanks. Aroma of red fruits, blackberry and esteva. Fruity mouth with a fresh acidity, young but round and integrated tannins. It has malolactic fermentation made (conversion of malic acid into lactic), which makes the acidity of the wine lower and the wine gains complexity.

Vintage notes:

Vidigueira soil: granitic and schist (ganite and schist soil), which transmits minerality and freshness to wine. Hand-harvested, grapes; whole-cluster pressed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by a full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria; minimum effective sulfur for this wine, unfiltered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention.

Vintage

2021

Wine type

Red

Format

3L bag in box (4 bottles)

Production

337 boxes

Grapes

Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Syrah

Appellation

Vidigueira, Alentejo

ABV

14%

Aging

Talhas (amphoras) 3 mo + 3 mo neutral tanks

Acidity total

5,2g/L

Sugar (natural)

0,5g/L

SO2 (sulfites)

32mg/L

pH

3,72

Fermentation

100% whole cluster pressed; natural primary