The majority of the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for a week, while a small portion of the grapes from the old vineyards were foot-trodden and fermented in lagers for the same period. This blend is dark red, with crimson highlights and a mature red fruit nose, with hints of (a local Portuguese herb) and dusty earth. The palate shows great structure and a full-bodied elegance, with mature, round tannins, leading to a long, persistent finish. Enjoy with light meat dishes, such as pork, or flavorful, hard cheeses, such as Italian cow and sheep's milk cheeses.
Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roiz, Tinta Amorela, Tinta Barroca and Soudo