Best known as one of the 5 main varieties used for Port wine, further south here in the Alentejo it’s fruit develops a highly floral and aromatic character.
Characterized by very favorable growing season conditions and led to one of the best vintages in recent years. Cold and dry winter, warm and dry summer, free of heat waves, dry September.
100% Touriga Nacional grown sustainably on the ancient clay over limestone soils in own vineyards surrounding our estate in Vidigueira.
This single parcel was harvested separately according to ripeness. The fruit was destemmed and gently crushed, following fermentation under temperature control for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, with gentle punchdowns, pumpovers and delestage. The wine matured for 8 months in French (95%) and American (5%) oak barrels.
Complex wine displaying layered aromas of dark berries and spice, balanced by a refreshing acidity.
Total Acids: 5.3 Final pH: 3.54 Total Sugar: 0.5 Alcohol: 13,5% Barrel aging: 8 months in French Oak (95%) and American Oak (5%) Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.
Available in bottles of 75 cl
Gold Medal - Vinalies Internationales 2018 Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2018
91 - Robert Parker 17 - Jancis Robinson
“Ripe with attractive perfumes and generous tannins, the wine is well balanced. Black fruits, layers of spice from wood aging and acidity all have a place in this full-bodied and stylish.” R.V. Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
“It is impeccably balanced yet persistent and capable of developing in the cellar. This is beautifully done, a candidate for the winery's best Touriga yet. It has some things to prove to me in the cellar, but this looks like a beauty. With its ripe tannins, you can approach it now. It will likely be better in 2020. It should hold for a decade or so after that.” Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, December 2018
"Very well balanced and long… lots of pleasure now.” - Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2018