Region of origin – Douro | Portugal
Resulting from a predominantly continental climate with cold winters followed by very hot summers.
Location of Vines – Douro Superior
Precambrian and antediluvian schists, with some narrow granite seams.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.
Manually harvested, very selectively to ensure full ripeness criteria.
Alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel cubes,
, pelicular maceration followed by malolactic fermentation
Minimum two-year period of ageing before bottling.
Closed ruby in colour with violet streaks, red and black fruit aromas deepened by slight notes of vanilla and toast, highly elegant, smooth and persistent.
Alcohol –13,5 % vol.
Versatile, perfect for meat and game dishes, cheeses and traditional Portuguese food generally.
Recommended temperature between 17º-20°C.
António J. Bastos