Ruby red color with violet hues. Fresh boquet, hinting at black fruit, tobacco leaves, with a sligh woody toastiness. In the mouth it is intense abd expressive of grape varieties having strong notes on the fruity side and a slight herbaceous character. It’s polished tanins alongside the firm acidity make this a persistent, elegant and balanced wine.
The grapes in this wine came exclusively from the vineyards of Quinta de Pancas, located in Alenquer. The vineyards are located in a chain of hills and valleys, protected by the Serra de Montejunto. Soils are fine textured neutral clay-calcareous. The climate is Mediterranean with Atlantic influence. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety comes from plot 7 and 28, Merlot came from plots 3 and 10, Touriga Nacional from 30. These vineyards are located mostly in the higher areas of the property, resulting in grapes with higher acidity and in fresher wines.
The grapes were transported to the winery and immediately processed. After total de-stemming and a very soft crushing, each variety was vinified separately. A daily regimen of 2 manual pumping sessions took place during the alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature of 28°C. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines aged in wood barrels for a period of nine months.
Pairs with meat dishes, pasta and cheese. Serve at 18°C temperature.