A blend of Castelao, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon. Smooth fine tannins, round plum, damson, salt and leather spice character mingle perfectly to form a wine of incredible value for a money with such character and authenticity. Really svelte fruits with a certain spice complexity.
One of our new fi nds, Pinhal da Torre, are based in the Ribatejo, exploiting a mixture of the indigenous varieties Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Tinta Roriz along with international ones such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to produce Nova Safra (their entry level wine) and the Quinta do Alqueve range – a single estate in a prime part of the Ribatejo region. All winemaking is traditional mixed with modern technology. They manipulate 60 hectares of their own vineyards with a rigorous attention to detail. Everything is hand picked, the wines are 50% foot trodden in stone lagares and the wines undergo a year’s ageing in French and American oak barrel – the better the wine the more new oak being used.