Quinta do Cardo Touriga Nacional Reserva 2014 Red

The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 750 meters, in the middle of the Iberian plateau, sheltered by a chain of mountains (Marofa and Castelo Rodrigo mountains). The soils are of a granitic nature, with a schist component . The continental climate combines cold winters with hot, dry summers, with daily temperature fluctuations up to 20 ° C . This combination of factors results in wines with great aromatic exuberance and plenty of freshness. 

Winter in Beira Interior was harsh, long and with a fairly high rainfall. Springtime was almost non-existent and summer was quite hot. At the end of the season, the grapes showed up in excellent health and maturation status. In September the lack of rain and excess heat provided the ideal conditions for harvest, which started on September 7 (earlier than usual). 

The grapes were hand picked to 12 kg boxes, and endured a careful selection. After total de-stemming, a 5 day pre-fermentation maceration of whole grapes was done. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats, at a controlled temperature of 24-26 ° C with 2 daily "delestage". The malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats, and before springtime the wines were transferred to French oak barrels. These batches aged in barrels (50% new) for 20 months. The final blend was made after a qualitative selection, guided by several tastes.

Total Acidity 5,3 g/l 
pH 3,79
Sugar 1,1 g/l 


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Cardo
Brand: Quinta do Cardo
Region: Beira Interior
Type: Red
Vintage: 2014
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Luís Leocádio, Frederico Vilar Gomes
Format: 75cl
Colour: With deep ruby colour, it shows a structured and elegant profile.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma is complex, with notes of violet, dark chocolate and resin.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth it is dense with firm tannins, its lively acidity adding freshness and longevity.
Goes well with: The perfect harmony for roasts, elaborate meat dishes and intensely flavoured cheeses. Serve between 16-18°C.