Quinta do Pinto’s Touriga Nacional beautifully catures just what this characterful, indigenous variety is capable of. Temperature-controlled fermentation takes place for around 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation and nine months maturation in French oak barrels. After ageing, each barrel is tasted and 35 of the best are selected. Aromas of forest and bramble fruits with hints of violet, mocha and tobacco. The palate is ripe and full with cassis and wild blackberry characters, fine tannins and a long and elegant finish. Pairs well with teriyaki and char-siu dishes. Also a good match for savoury dishes containing fruit, such as duck in orange sauce, or lamb tagine.
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