QUINTA DO MONTE XISTO RED
Producer Notes 2017
Touriga Francesa (50%), Touriga Nacional (45%) and Sousão (5%).
Harvested by hand, the grapes were transported to the winery in 20 kg boxes. They were vinified in “lagares” by foot treading. The fermentation took place over six days at the “lagar” with indigenous yeasts. This was followed by eighteen months of ageing in 600 liter barrels.
It is a real terroir wine based on organic and biodynamic viticulture. The first sensation it’s of volume and chromatic intensity. Swirling the wine it’s alive, vigorous, releasing aromas such as grape, cherry, rosemary, rockrose and forest, grounded in a structure of delicate acidity and freshness. Tasting the wine, is full, smooth and silky. A diversity of favours fills our palate defined by elegant and firm tannins. A virtuous touch of alive and bright acidity stands out.