Douro Valley, Portugal
Granite, sandy clay, schist soils
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca
Manual harvesting, destemmed and crushed, 12 hours pre-fermentation maceration at 34 C using selective yeast; temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation (22-24C) for 10 days; malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
French oak barrels for 14 months
Deep ruby red with purple reflections
Very intense and powerful yet elegant aromas, dominated by notes of bergamot oil and balanced out with aromas of wild forest berries (Blueberry and mulberry) with well-integrated high quality oak
Full bodied, elegant and voluptuous, yet fresh and well-balanced with notes of wild forest berries and a long finish.
Pairs well with grilled meats or stews, hard cheeses.
14 % Vol.
up to 7 years