O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2017
The intense aromas of this red are dominated by ripe red fruits and floral notes that denounces Touriga Nacional. This set reflects the balance resulting from the best of the complexity of Portuguese wines.
Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Wine from vineyards planted in clay-limestone soils, influenced by a temperate Mediterranean climate. Winemaking: Manual grape selection at reception, partial destemming. Classic tanning process followed by a period of maceration. Process started by vinification, followed by maturation and aging.
The Manz family moved to the quiet village of Cheleiros, West Portugal, in 2004 and quickly fell in love with people and the place. The strong history of wine in the region strongly captivated André Manz that, with the help and advice from locals, decided to try to produce for his personal consumption. Almost forgotten in the newly acquired vineyard, there were about 200 white grape strains, from a variety that neither the young winemakers in the project or the locals of the region could identify. When discovered, the production of the grape – Jampal – was highly discouraged to André. The remaining supply in abundance, and the low profitability of large-scale Jampal – why was almost extinct in the country, explained the advice. But André wants to try anyway: “I do not want to do too much wine, I want to make good one”, he said. The result was surprising: his wine was unlike anything that no one had tried so far, providing an opportunity for unexpected business and the motto for the production of other Portuguese varieties, as well as the ones in vineyards in prime locations: Alto Douro and Palmela.
Lagar Antigo – Largo da Praça Nº8 – A – 2640-160 Cheleiros, Portugal