Producer Notes 2017
We selected grapes of the Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional varieties, all produced on our Estate farms, to create a balanced wine with the firm tannins of Tinta Roriz, the rock rose notes, the soft tannins of Touriga Franca, and the aromas of black fruits and berries and the strong fresh floral notes of Touriga Nacional.
The wine is vinified in CARM's Winery, at Quinta das Marvalhas in Almendra, the heart of Douro Superior. The Winery is equiped with the latest technology and enables complete control of temperature, essential for our region of extreme climates. After grapes arrive at the winery, we eliminate clusters which are not in perfect condition. After total destemming, the grapes are crushed softly and passed through a thermal shock,
followed by a period of cold prefermentative maceration for about 12 to 24 hours. The must is transferred to broad and low fermentation stainless steel vats, where the maceration occurs for eight days at 22ºC.
Fresh and elegant, in the nose has notes of berries and black cherries balanced with alluring hints of licorice. The aroma is
enhanced by subtle notes of wood. The palate is intense, showing firm tannins with a smooth and very persistent final texture. This wine matches with meats, cheeses and
most Mediterranean cuisine.
Serve between 15 and 16ºC.