Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz
Vineyards & Viticulture
Vines come from low-yielding vineyards in the Cima Corgo region with a vine age in excess of 30 years.
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are manually harvested, received in 25 kilo holders at the Vale de Mendiz, then foot-trodden in round, temperature-controlled granite lagares for four hours everyday after harvest by 25-30 people. Wine is then fortified after 50% of fermentation is complete with brandy spirit, then aged in small, old oak casks at Vila Nova de Gaia for 3.5 years. Residual sugar is 100 g/L.