O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2016
Clear appearance and intense ruby color. It has an aroma of violets and wild bushes. Concentrated in the mouth, with ripe fruit flavors and a good tannin structure that will allow a good evolution in bottle.
Grape Characteristics: Touriga Nacional is a low production grape variety. It has abundant but small curls. The berries have a high concentration of sugar, color and aromas. It produces wines that are very balanced, with good acidity and aging capacity. Vinification: This wine was produced exclusively from Touriga Nacional. The grapes were harvested manually in the second week of September, as usual, in order to maintain the acidity level, as well as the balance and freshness of the wines. The grapes were transported to the cellar in 25 Kg boxes where a second selection was made in a table of choice. The grapes were destemmed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel mills. Aging: The wine aged 12 months in new and second year French oak barrels.
Luis Duarte Vinhos
Founded in 2007, Luis Duarte Vinhos is a family business run by winemaker Luis Duarte and his wife, Dora Simões. It is headquartered on the Monte do Carrapatelo estate, located in the Reguengos de Monsaraz wine subregion in the Alentejo, south of Portugal. With 10 hectares of vineyards, the property enjoys a continental Mediterranean climate, characterized by very hot and dry summers, but with remarkable daily thermal amplitude, which promotes the retention of acids in the grapes, in addition to the development of aromas. Winters are cold and severe and it is this season of the year that most of the rainfall is concentrated. The soils are predominantly slimey, ensuring good water retention, which is fundamental for vines during the summer months. All viticulture is governed by sustainable practices, with cultural interventions carefully adapted to each grape variety and each plot. All vineyards were planted in 2004.
Monte do Carrapatelo – Apartado 108 7200 – 999 Reguengos de Monsaraz