Winery: João Portugal Ramos
Grapes: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz
Region: Douro e Porto
Winemaking/Vinification: The grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed in stainless steel lagares (throughs) by robotized treading. Pre-fermentative maceration takes place at low temperature. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 28ºC (max).
Ageing: Maturation/Elevage in 225 and 300 litres french oak barrels for 12 months (30% new oak barrels and 70% second and third year barrels).
Aroma: Fresh and complex aroma dominated by ripe black fruits, blackberries, prunes and cassis, showing notes of violet and spices originating from elevage in the barrels.
Tasting Notes: Deep red color with violet tones. Full bodied with well-balanced acidity, firm and ripe tannins. Elegant, long and persistent finish.
Food pairing: This wine pairs perfectly with choice cuts of steak, pot roasts, and hearty casseroles like cassoulet.