Touriga Nacional Reserva 2016, Quinta do Pinto, Lisboa
Violets accompany wild dark fruits, blackberry, black prunes & dark chocolate. This wine has a creamy texture and silky tannins, elegant with a bright acidity. Long finish.
History reports that the wine produced at the estate, two centuries ago, were so outstanding within the region, that they were worth more Pinto´s coins, the gold coin in circulation during the reign of D. João V. The motivation for the Cardoso Pinto Family’s project “Quinta do Pinto” is this return to its origins, where the wine is admittedly of a superior quality and becomes the landmark of the region.
Clay-limestone soils originally from the Jurassic period, with clayey texture. Gentle slopes with southern exposure. Careful vine management to enhance all the fruit potential. Handpicked grapes into 20 Kg cases followed by an exhausted selection of
bunches in the cellar. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts for 14 days in a temperature range of 24°-28°C (75°-82°F), followed by post-fermentation maceration for 3 weeks, ageing for 11 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels, this wine reveals very good structure and elegance.