It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach maturity. The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts and left for 5 weeks on their skins. The wine was then barrel aged for two years followed by four years of bottle maturation.
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional 46% Souzao 46% Tinta Barocca 8%
The wine is full bodied with a sweet nose of red and darker summer berries
and red fruits. The wine was made to be enjoyed at release, but should
improve with age for up to 7 years after release. The wine is ideal to be
enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled during summer evenings and
will go well with charcuterie, breads and hard cheeses, meat stews or
Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional in perfect harmony. Opulent plums and black cherries with
cigar box and vanilla spicing. Matured for 24 months in new oak. Vibrant, elegant, already showing
silky accessibility but with a long life ahead.
In order to achieve a luscious, juicy wine, we try to have as little intervention in the cellar as possible.The result is a velvety wine with softer tannins and classical varietal characteristics. This traditional wine is unfiltered and unfined, which may deposit sediment and might require decanting.