Musgo Touriga Nacional 2019 Red

Wine has always been in his blood. His grandparents were producers and his older brother was a winemaker. Perhaps, even before he knew it, his destiny as an oenologist and wine producer had already been mapped out for him. 
 
Musgo
A single-varietal of the most important red varietal in Portugal, native to Dão. The grapes come from one single vineyard, facing North, at 400 meters in the Serra da Estrela sub-region. The vines are around 35 years old.
 
Vintage of 2019 
This vintage year started with a dry winter. Then a mild spring season with a slight above average rainfall. Summer brought very cool mornings and very warm days. The red wine harvest started in late September and the wines showed excellent development in the cellar, reflecting a great vintage year. 
 
Winemaking 
Careful hand sorting, gentle de-stemming, then transferred to small, open-top tanks. Very long first pump-over (4 hours). The fermentation started with native yeast and controlled temperature. Very gentle pump-overs 3 times per day. Gentle Vertical pressing. Malolactic fermentation and aging done in stainless steel. The aging is 12 months in stainless steel. 
 
Chemical Analysis
Alcohol: 12% 
pH: 3,5 
Total acidity: 6,0 g/L 
Residual Sugar: < 1,0 g/L 
 
 
 
€12.90

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: João Cabral Almeida
Brand: Musgo Touriga Nacional
Region: Dão
Type: Red
Vintage: 2019
Alcoholic Level: 12%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 100% Touriga Nacional
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Elegant, floral and fresh on the nose.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: The palate is smooth, rich in red berries with a fresh finish.