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Carvalhas Touriga Nacional
Celebrated as Portugal’s most noble variety, Touriga Nacional has long been cherished by producers all around the country, with its presence highlighted in the Douro valley for more than 3 decades. At Quinta das Carvalhas, Touriga Nacional is the most planted grape varietal, representing 25ha of the total 135ha area of vineyards. We have discovered at vinha da Cascalheira, one of the estate’s many terroirs, a small parcel close to the river Torto, which benefits from very poor soils, southern sun exposure and a specific microclimate, making complex, yet intensely aromatic wines with a very fine character.Download ficha técnica
This Touriga Nacional holds the power and structure of a great Douro, revealing itself as yet another great wine from this estate. Once hand-picked, grapes are foot-trodden in stainless steel lagares followed by its fermentation in small sized stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. The wine is then aged for 12 months in french oak barriques, partially (30%) in new oak.
A great Touriga Nacional, showing freshness, youth and nobility thorugh an intense bouquet of very fine notes of Bergamot and red berries combined with strong floral nuances of violet. A powerfully structured wine with great concentration, yet exceptionally elegant, revealing round, firm tanins and a burst of wild berry flavours. Finishes off persistently with a very lively acidity ensuring much varietal character and the originality of the region.
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