Vinhos tintos de 2009 apresentam muito sedimento

Empty bin of Oscar's wine 2009Antes que me faça a pergunta, passo a explicar o que a foto mostra: este é o fundo de um depósito de 10.000 litros onde uma parte do Oscar’s 2009 está a descansar. A estagiar aqui desde Novembro, este vinho foi criando uma camada compacta de sedimento, que este ano é especialmente maior por duas razões: Invermo muito rigoroso e elevado nível de antocianas (substâncias responsáveis pela cor) presente nas uvas da vindima passada.

Empty bin of Quevedo Rose Port É interessante comparar esta foto, de um vinho maduro tinto, com uma outra de um Porto Rosé, onde o fundo do depóstio está coberto por uma camada muito mais fina e de cor rosada. Diferentes níveis de extracção levam a diferentes tipos de sedimento!

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  • Andy Velebil

    Wow, that’s a lot. Out of curiosity, if this much comes from a dry wine how much sediment is left from a large bin filled with Port?
    Andy Velebil

  • Derek

    Oscar,

    Great photo. Thanks for sharing this information.

    Like Andy I would be very interested to see what a Port vat looks like at this stage and at any other interesting point in its development.

    See you soon for some great 1960 Ports!!!!!

    Derek

  • http://quevedoportwine.com/ Oscar Quevedo

    Hi Andy and Derek,

    it took me a bit longer to answer this question as needed to hear from my sister. Normally a Port vat has a similar sediment, maybe a bit less because of the dilution effect of the brandy. But if we use the brandy to extract more color and body during the fermentation, the wine will get more sediment after the Winter.

    Next time we decant a vat of Port I’ll put a photo here.

    See you both soon for some Port experiences!

  • http://www.thewinesleuth.co.uk TheWinesleuth

    Great pic! At first glance, I thought it was a cap that needed punching down – LOL. Very interesting to see and looking forward to more of your winery pics. Cheers!

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