Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas
Winemaker: Francisco Baptista
Grape varieties: 70 Touriga Nacional, 30 Alfrocheiro
Region: D.O.C. - Do (sub-regions of Serra da Caramulo and Serra da Estrela)
Soil: Granitic soil
Weather: Long wet winters, provide excellent reserves of H2) for the very hot and dry
Viticulture: Practicing organic (no use of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides).
Vinification: Harvested in 22 kg boxes. De-stemmed and lightly crushed, 12 hours pre-maceration fermentation via wild
yeast in concrete lagares; post-fermentation maceration in stainless steel over 90 days (naturally fermented, with minimal
Acidity: 4.87 g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/L
Tasting Note: Color: Deep red color Aroma: Very intense and complex aroma. Ripe red fruit and balsamic notes,
remembering pinewood and eucalyptus. Palate: Very elegant and structured, great mouthfeel, freshness. Finish: Long with
lingering notes of ripe fruit and fresh, balsamic, mint.
Gastronomic pairings: Mediterranean cuisine, barbecue, grilled meat and fish, pasta, and mild soft cheeses.
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