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Variação Touriga Nacional 2018

14,90 €

Ruby red colour, very clear, with some transparency. Fruity and vinous aroma with a touch of blackberry and other wild red fruits, quite intense. In the mouth, it's smooth, well balanced, with a delicate structure, elegant and persistent, with good acidity and slightly present tannins providing body.

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Producer Fausto J. Montenegro V. Cardoso
Region Douro
Grapes Touriga Nacional (100%)
Soil Vineyard located in the demarcated Douro region at medium altitude (400m) on the south bank of the River Douro, on schist soils, slopes with a medium gradient, predominantly orientated to the north-west and west. Cool mornings and warm afternoons, temperate climate. The vines are cultivated in "Integrated Production", using environmentally-friendly techniques, with the minimum possible amount of agrochemicals and consequently low yields per hectare.
Winemaking Destemming, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, with prolonged maceration (2 months) and micro-oxygenation.
Aging 12 months in stainless steel tanks followed by 6 months in new French oak barrels.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13,5%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Grilled pork ribs, stewed beef and oven-roasted chicken.

Fausto J. Montenegro Vieira Cardoso
“Shortly before I was due to retire I inherited and purchased three parcels of land in the Douro valley planted with vines and olive trees.

After my studies in agronomy at the University of Lisbon (ISA) and many years abroad, where I have followed closely and with great interest the economy of the vine and wine in Europe and around the world, I could not bring myself to sell the few pieces I had walked as a child, in the company of my father and uncles who lived from the vines. Despite the difficult location with neither well-known wines nor a family wine-making tradition (it had been lost with the advent of cooperative wineries, I decided to take action to enhance the value of the wine and olive oil production from these parcels.”

The vineyards cover almost 10 ha, 6 ha newly planted and 4 ha of very old vines which will need replanting shortly. The first parcel is located in Penajóia, Lamego municipality and the other two in Alvações do Corgo (municipality of Santa Marta Penaguião). The wines, produced from these two parcels are being bottled since 2010, are produced mainly from grapes from the old vines. The former (Penajóia) starts the production with the 2013 vintage. The beginning of the production saw many problems and surprises, but the wines ended up seeing the light of the day. They were made to express as closely as possible the expression characteristics of the different parcels. All our work, from the vineyard to the cellar, was aimed at making wines that are the true expression of the grapes grown in those vineyards, where we seek to achieve the best from the vine, the soil and the environment generally.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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