Touriga Nacional 2018
Vibrant cherry red in colour. Fresh lifted young berries, early season plums, dried herbs and savoury olive characters give a wine of amazing perfume.
It’s bold and lush on the palate. Lovely cherry and chocolate characters interact with fine gravelly tannins, salty liquorice flavours and a sweet core of fruit. This leads to a wine of balance with a bright crisp finish.
Touriga Nacional as a variety offers good cellaring potential.
A wet and cold winter in 2017 prolonged budburst, further cold weather restricted vine vigour for the first month from bud burst. Flowering was some two weeks behind average. Cool and typically dry conditions continued from November right through to harvest. The fruit was harvested on the 30th April