Mariposa Reserva Touriga Nacional 2019 Red

After contributing for the creation of some of the best wines of the Dão region, oenologist Lúcia Freitas returned to the family Estate to elaborate projects that harmonize the respect for the traditions with the dream of deepening the extraordinary character of the wines and the region she knows so well.
 
Concept
The wines Mariposa are made in a natural way, preserving the most of the natural aromas, flavours and natural acidity of the grapes of the Dao region. They are light and fresh, to drink young, but still with a good aging potential, which is a characteristic of the wines of the region. They are modern, but carry the character of Dao region.
 
Vinification
The grapes were harvested manually for small boxes of 20 kg, with a pre-selection in the vineyard. The composition of the blend varies with the yields of each variety in the plot. After total destemming the grapes go to a traditional granite “lagar”, where they macerate for about 48 hours, under temperature control. The fermentation is slow, under controlled temperature, and the assemblies are made by foot treading. This wine is aged for 1 year in used French oak barrels of 225 and 500L.
 
Viticulture
Sustainable agriculture.
 
Soil
Mostly granitic with coarse sand and large rocky outcrops.
 
Altitude
400m above sea level.
 
Analysis
Total Acidity: 5,2 g/l
Total Sugars: 0,9 g/l
pH: 3,74
 
 
€11.30

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta da Mariposa
Brand: Reserva Touriga Nacional 2019
Region: Dão
Type: Red
Vintage: 2019
Alcoholic Level: 13,3%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Lúcia Freitas
Format: 75cl
Vineyard
Climate: Temperate Mediterranean and Atlantic influence.
Elaboration
Icon aging method f92f3aeb44b9a289e4fd887871ce260da73d7cb9eab8d4f74d4a36436a460f91 Aging Method: 12 months in french oak barrels of 225L and 500L.
Tasting
Colour: Deep ruby color with lilac shades
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Complex, with notes of wild berries and spices, pine needles and well integrated barrel notes
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the palate it is full and ripe, with firm but satin tannins