100% Touriga Nacional from Dao, Portugal.
ABOUT: Surrounded by several mountain ranges, including the Serra da Estrela, the highest in the country, the Dão has mostly granite soils, with some areas of shale. The temperate climate, of the Mediterranean-continental type, protected from maritime influence by mountain ranges, is marked by altitude (75% of the area is between 400 and 700 meters), which immediately induces an excellent acid freshness in its wines. The two main rivers in the region are Dão and Mondego which, together with the relief of their valleys, originate a great diversity of microclimates.
VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel vats andaged for 6 monthsin French oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES: Full-Bodied Red wine with a Purple hue. This is a complex and exquisite wine, from the most famous Portuguese variety. On the nose there is a bouquet of Violet florals, Blackberries and Raspberries, with a Smoky hint. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Steaks, Red Meat, Game, Lamb, Dry-Cured Meats, Charcuterie; Fried Meats, Grilled Meats, Soft Cheeses.