A delightful Red Wine fir the Dao region of Portugal, produced organically from this a well respected producer. Perfect with rich Meat dishes and strong cheeses.
Quinta Dos Carvalhais Touriga Nacional Tinto
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Quinta dos Carvalhais is a beautiful estate in the Terras de Senhorim sub-region of the Dão and is one of the region’s most respected producers. Purchased in 1988 by the Guedes family, a huge amount of investment has gone into the estate, which combines the most up-to-date viticultural and winemaking techniques with age-old traditions, resulting in unique wines with great elegance and personality. In addition to investing in their own vineyards, Quinta dos Carvalhais has also been instrumental in defending the interests of local winegrowers and for pioneering the quality revolution in the Dão region. The talented Beatriz Cabral de Almeida is head winemaker and makes a very impressive range of single-varietal wines and interesting blends from the estate vineyards.
Produced from 100% Touriga Nacional, hand harvested from three different plots, destemmed and crushed into small stainless steel tanks. Controlled fermentation took place at an average temperature of 27 degrees for around 8 days. A further post-fermentation maceration on a section took place for a further 20 days. The wine was aged in French Oak for 12 months, the fined and filtered prior to bottling.
The result is a deep ruby-red in colour with intense aromas of ripe black fruit, with floral and herbal notes and a subtle spiciness from the time in barrel. The palate is elegant and balanced, the tannins are smooth and structured with a refreshing acidity with complex flavours leading to a sublime long finish.
Perfect with rich meat dishes and strong cheeses.
Quinta Dos Carvalhais