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.

Winemaker's Notes
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
pH 3,78
Total sugars 2,2 g/L
Stage 12 months in French oak barrels


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Magnum Carlos Lucas
Brand: Ribeiro Santo
Region: Dão
Type: Red
Vintage: 2012
Alcoholic Level: 13,5 % vol.
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Lucas
Format: 75cl
Evaluation: 90,WE