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Type: Red
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional 50%, Aragonêz 40%, Merlot 10%
Tasting Notes: Ruby violet colour. Red fruit aromas with a touch of menthol and spice. Full-bodied in the palate with intense fruit and a juicy texture. Fine tannins and firm acidity provide the structure, which fades slowly and elegantly. Great ageing potential: drink now till 2025.
Food Pairing: Warm, spicy, hearty flavours: Hungarian goulash, pork cheeks braised in red wine, creamy stroganoff with wild mushrooms or simple grilled T-bone steak. Medium-strength cheeses or bitter dark chocolate.
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Vineyard: Aragonêz comes from our oldest vines, planted in 1999 on south-facing slopes in warm clay soils; the vines grow close to the ground where the heat reflected from the ground aid the ripening. Our Touriga Nacional is grown on the upper side of the hills where the vines get more direct sunlight, in dry, mineralic soils.
Winemaking & Ageing: Selected, handpicked grapes reach the winery in boxes of 20 kg. After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes are carefully transported into a steel fermenting tank by conveyor belt; after fermentation, the wine has a lengthy maceration process with daily pump-overs to develop texture and complexity. Aged for 12 months in French oak casks.
Bottling: December 2012
Production: 3,333 bottles of 0.75l
Footnote: 2011 will go down as one of Portugal’s top years. This Reserva is sublime in its balance and enticing complexity – and we think a great example of what our region is capable of!
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Type: Red
Grape Varieties: Aragonêz 40%, Touriga Nacional 40%, Merlot 20%
Tasting Notes: Ruby/violet in colour. Olfactory impressions of violet flower, spices and succulent red fruits. The palate offers intense fruit, cherry, plum, a full body with plump texture and smooth tannins. Firm acidity and great length give an extremely elegant wine. Good ageing potential – drink now till 2020.
Food Pairing: Great with hearty meats like venison stew, slow-roast leg of lamb or Texan-style smoky BBQ; as a side dish try potato Dauphinoise, char-grilled aubergine and medium-strength cheeses.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Vineyard: Aragonêz comes from our oldest vines, planted in 1999 on south-facing slopes in warm clay soils; the vines grow close to the ground where the heat reflected from the ground aid the ripening. Our Touriga Nacional is grown on the upper side of the hills where the vines get more direct sunlight, in dry, mineralic soils.
Winemaking & Ageing: Selected, handpicked grapes reach the winery in boxes of 20 kg. After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes are carefully transported into a steel and stone fermenting tank by conveyor belt; some are fermented using traditional foot-treading methods. After fermentation, the wine has a lengthy maceration with daily pump-overs to develop texture and complexity. Aged for 12 months in French oak casks.
Bottling: December 2009
Production: 3,300 bottles of 0.75l
Footnote: This wine was trodden by three beautiful ladies in bikinis - it caused quite a sensation in Gradil!
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Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 60% Touriga Nacional, 40% Aragonêz
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby-garnet colour. Expressive nose of dark berries, herbal notes and a hint of cigar box. Concentrated initial attack, more herbal notes in the mid palate, elegantly full bodied. Finishes with a good structure, freshness and fine length. Good ageing potential, drink between now and 2019.
Food Pairing: Great with grilled Argentine steak and other hearty meats like roast lamb or venison; also potato and vegetable gratins, wild mushrooms or with medium-strength cheeses.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Vineyard: Aragonêz comes from our oldest vines, planted in 1999 on south-facing slopes in warm clay soils; the vines grow close to the ground where the heat reflected from the ground aid the ripening. Our Touriga Nacional is grown on the upper side of the hills where the vines get more direct sunlight, in dry, mineralic soils.
Winemaking & Ageing: Selected, handpicked grapes reach the winery in boxes of 20kg. All grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; the Aragonêz grapes are carefully transported by conveyor belt into a steel tank where they ferment for 25 days with frequent pump-overs. The Touriga Nacional grapes are transported into stone tank by conveyor belt, where they ferment for 12 days using the traditional method of foot treading for up to four per day. Aged for 12 months in French oak barriques.
Bottling: February 2009
Production: 5,500 bottles of 0.75l
Footnote: Our second Reserva vintage, the 2006 introduced the Touriga Nacional to our winery. It was a cooler year and the Reserva developed mild leathery/stable aromas, giving it special status among particular connoisseurs!
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