Grape Varieties: Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela,
Vinhas Velhas and barrel selection field blend.
TASTING NOTES Deep ruby red color. Complex and intense aromas,
with notes of black fruits and spices—white pepper and nutmeg.
Elegant in mouth; brilliant and silky texture, very concentrated
and sophisticated, nice balance between texture, acidity and
structure. A long and intense finish. Winemakers: Jorge Alves and
Store in a cool dark place (53º to 55ºF) on its side with a minimum
of movement. Drinkable for 12 years. Should be served at a
temperature of 60ºF. We recommend decanting.
Alc/Vol: 14.6 %
Tartaric acidity: 6.2g/l
RS: 1 g/l
Grape Origins: QN; Sub-region Cima Corgo; old vines, cat. A
Vinification/Aging: Manual selection of the grapes on sorting
conveying belt at the entrance to the winery. Total de-stemming and
cold maceration; fermentation in barrels for nine days with
temperature control (75-78˚F) and seven days more in long
maceration. It ages mainly in French new oak for 18 months. Two
“soustirages” (Feb and Oct 2012) and 6 months in cave.
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