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.
Cold, dry winter followed by a cool, humid spring finally interrupted by a short-lived heat wave in August, which kick-started the late summer. Harvest was consequently later than usual, and short in order to preserve the natural freshness that highlights the year.
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 barrels.
Complex wine displaying layered aromas of dark berries and spice, balanced by a refreshing acidity.
Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Touriga Nacional
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection
Total Acids: 5.3
Final pH: 3.62
Total Sugar: 0.7
Barrel aging: 8 months in French Oak
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.
Available in bottles of 75cl and 1,5L for online shopping
2015 Vintage – 91 – Robert Parker
2014 Vintage – 17 – Jancis Robinson
2014 Vintage – 89 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2005 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2008 Vintage – 91 – Wine Enthusiast
2003 Vintage – 90 – Wine Enthusiast
2002 Vintage – 91 – Wine Spectator “Top 100 Wines List”