O Produtor, tasting note published in June 28th 2020
Touriga Nacional is the international icon of Portuguese grape varieties originating in the region where it best expresses itself, the Dão. In Taboadella it is a variety that shines in the soil and we believe to have a great example of its natural acidity in this exceptional terroir that we allows us to detect the violets that populate the aroma in our memory in complementarity with the high notes of black spice and the quartzite aroma of wet granite, in a surprising complexity.
Thanks to the meticulous work done throughout the year, a remarkable grape quality was obtained. A longer ripening period allowed for a purified phenolic ripening which was fundamental to obtain the desired quality levels. The wines were aromatically pure, with exuberant fruit and enormous complexity. As a clear consequence of long maturation, the wines from the 2018 vintage have a vertical structure, opulent body and a silky texture, very characteristic of the unique place of Taboadella vineyards. Ageing 50% new 500l French oak barrels for 7 months; 50% in stainless steel vats. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines are not cumulative with other discounts or coupons.
The connection of the Amorim family to wine dates back to 1870, through its first business in the production of cork stoppers for the Port Wine Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Today it is one of the most prominent family groups in Portugal, extending its business in several countries of the world in different sectors of activity. Since 1999, the fourth generation has been developing the wine business through the hands of Luisa Amorim, working in estates of excellence where the vine and wine have ancestral roots and a deep cultural sense: in the Douro, in Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo and now in Dão, in Taboadella, creating wines with an extraordinary character, coming from unique places.