Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
Opaque, heavily loaded with purplish tones. Aroma very fruity and complex, highlighting the fine aroma of ripe black fruits, jam and jelly. Round and velvety, full-bodied, warm, with very ripe fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant; Polished and velvety tannins provide a good prolongation and finish in the end of mouth.
Store and Serve Advices:
One should keep the bottled on the horizontal position, at a constant temperature and away from intense direct light. As the wine ages in the bottle, with time it may form some natural sediment in the bottle, so it should be carefully opened and decanted, before being served. Unfiltered wine; once the bottle is opened it should be consumed in the same day, as any wine of kept. After the decantation process, the wine will open and will reach its peak, next it will gradually loose its freshness, changing the tasting notes.. Should be consumed at a temperature between 16º C to 18º C.
Goes very well with strong cheeses such as Stilton, Roquefort, Danish blue, Portuguese Serra, among others. It can also be served with fruit or chocolate desserts, or eventually a good cigar.
Reviews and Awards:
. 16 points in Revista de Vinhos.
90 pts Robert Parker - Superb colour, full body and very fine aroma and flavour. As the wine ages it softens and slowly sheds its deep dark colour, gaining...
91 pts Wine Spectator - Light brown color with an orange glow. In the palate figs, apricots, almonds and hazelnuts.
Gold Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada - Intense aroma and taste: fruit jelly, quince jam, spices, in the younger wines. With age the wine develops other...
Deep purple colour. Aroma of black plum fruits, such as rock rose, blackberry. The palate is sweet velvet, firm tannins ripe and very round, full of elegance...