Portugal - Douro
Appearance: radiant, pale yellow hue flecked with gold.
Nose: complex and expressive releasing fruity (apricot, citrus) and floral (acacia) notes, along with honey and vanilla.
Palate: this fresh, full-bodied wine is broad on entry to the palate and shows a lovely minerality and floral aromas on the finish.
Sommelier's advice: Food pairing: ideal with Mediterraneanstyle appetizers as well as fish and seafood. Serving temperature: 12°C.
Grape variety/varieties: Touriga Nacional.
Soil: Old vines (60-80 years) from the Cima Corgo. Soil composed of granitic sands of varying depth. The granite subsoil breaks through the surface in places. East or northeast-facing slopes to preserve aromatic freshness and acidity. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are cool and wet.
Vinification: Pressing of the whole bunches, light settling and alcoholic fermentation in demi-muid (600l) vats.
Alcohol content: 13.5