Quinta do Alqueve, Touriga Nacional, Ribatejo , 2007

  Pinhal da Torre

An enthralling Touriga Nacional single varietal crushed by foot in stone lagares fermented and then aged in French oak barrels for one year. Deep purple colour, seductive, brooding ripe fruits and sweet spice nose, silky on the palate, extraordinarily finely integrated, brimming with lovely plum, cassis, cherry, blueberry, créme de mûre flavours, with touches of dry stone and cinnamon.

Contains Sulphites.

About Pinhal da Torre

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.