Winery: Alves de Sousa
Grapes: Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, ...
Region: Douro e Porto
Food pairing: Cheeses, caramel and egg desserts.
Winemaking/Vinification: 3 to 4 days of fermentation with indigenous yeasts at 20-25oc; Fermentation stopped with the addition of “Aguardente” (wine spirit) 77%.
Reviews and Awards: Producer of the year in Portugal in 2006 & 1999 (Portuguese Wine Magazine); 5 Gold Medals (Challenge International du Vin, Citadelles du Vin, Berliner Wein Trophy); 1 Silver Medal (Citadelles du Vin).
Tasting Notes: Amber color with light reds. Complex bouquet, showing caramel, spices and macerated raspberries. Beautiful evolution, showing side by side traces of maturity and youth. Very complex, charming and refined.