Ribeiro Santo Touriga Nacional 2012 Red
The Demarcated Region is one of the oldest Wine Regions of Portugal, dating back to 1908. Located in the center of Portugal, in the mountainous region ranging from 400 to 700m above sea level, has as a reference point the Serra da Estrela, the most High continental Portugal. Its name comes from the river that crosses the river Dão.
The characteristics of the wines are strongly marked by granitic terrain and the fact that the vineyards meet inserted in forests of pine and eucalyptus.
The vineyard follows the traditional vine varieties and was planted in a poor granitic terrain with large rocky outcrops, which overlooks the Serra da Estrela. The entire vineyard is in Integrated Production scheme demonstrating great concern for environmental issues. The combination of cultural practices associated with the judicious use of biological environment-friendly products originates balanced productions.
The harvest took place at the end of September. The grapes were harvested by hand, in small boxes of 18 kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were destemned small stainless steel tanks, where macerated 24 hours at low temperature, before starting alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts at controlled temperature. Fermentation lasted about 15 days with gentle pumping for good extraction of color and aromas. After fermentation, it was discharged into containers for new French oak barrels, where it remained 12 months until bottling.
Concentrated ruby color with violet tints. Expressive aroma with black cherries and blackberries, wild flowers and notes of spices. Medium orebody, with good acidity to give freshness, fine tannins and firm and spicy end.
Total acidity 5,7 g/L
Total sugars 2,2 g/L
Stage 12 months in French oak barrels
|Magnum Carlos Lucas|
|13,5 % vol.|