Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional (40%) Aragonez (40%) and Syrah (20%).
Style and Concept: A gourmet rosé that is a fusion of leading Portuguese and French varietals that produce a wine with considerable depth and complexity, so attractive we could only call it SEXY!
Tasting notes: Clear ruby-cherry colour. The strawberry fragrance of Aragonez combines with the floral notes of Touriga Nacional while the Syrah gives characteristic delicious juicy red fruit. The creamy texture on the pallet and a sensation of sweetness is perfectly balanced with a refreshing level of acidity.
In the Vineyard: The vines are cultivated on infertile rocky schistor granitic soils and mature to a peak of ripeness in the hot and dry Mediterranean climate, while retaining refreshing acidity from the cool nights. The vines naturally produce low-yields of small, highly concentrated berries with intense aromatics. After tasting in the vineyard indicates the grapes have reached optimal fruit profile, they are handpicked and transported to the winery in small boxes.
In the Winery: All bunches are inspected for quality on a sorting table before they are gently crushed and moved by gravity into temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Following a maceration period of 3 to 6 hours, the lightly coloured juice is run off the skins and slowly fermented at 12ºC to preserve the full aromatic expression of the wine.
Storage and Service: Store a: 6-8ºC to be enjoyed at 10ºC.
Food Pairing: Well matched to a range of lighter dishes such as seafood, pork and chicken. Surprisingly successful with more strongly flavored Indian, Thai and Japanese cuisine that are enhanced by a wine that combines a medium-body, notable fruitiness and considerable freshness.