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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 15 - 17°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 7 years
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You can almost feel the sun beating down on the steep banks of the Douro River in this evocative wine. Aromas are of black fruits and a touch of red berries combine with floral notes and charry oak. The palate is full-bodied and delivers great depth of flavour - succulent blackberry and dark plums with layers of spice, oak and serious, chalky tannin.
A warm and wet winter caused early bud break and rains continued into spring, affecting fruit set and naturally limiting yields. A typical hot, dry summer created just enough stress, encouraging the vines to work hard and produce fruit of excellent intensity and exceptional flavours.
This wine is a blend of the three classic black grapes of the Douro Valley – Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. The grapes were picked by hand and then destemmed before fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. A portion of the wine was aged in a mix of old and new French oak barrels and a portion remained in tank, allowing an emphasis on the intense fruit character and tannic structure of these imposing Portuguese varieties.
A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.
The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.
A narrow country with an extensive coastline, Portugal has a long history as a wine-producing nation.
The Douro Valley with its sun-drenched valleys and steep riverbanks of ancient schist, has for centuries been the beating heart of Portuguese wine production.