Ribeiro Santo Red Touriga Nacional 2015 DOC Dão

Ribeiro Santo Red Touriga Nacional 2015

DOC Dão

Winemaker notes

Concentrated ruby color with shades of violet. Exuberant aroma with blackberries and black cherries, wild flowers and spice notes. Medium body, mineral, with a good acidity to give freshness, fine tannins and spicy firm finish.

Winemaker Carlos Lucas


Vinification

The harvest took place in the end of September. The grapes were picked up by hand, into small boxes of 18Kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were totally destemmed into small stainless steel “lagares”, where they macerated for 24h at low temperature, before starting the fermentation at controlled temperature, with indigenous yeast. The fermentation lasted about 15 days, with gentle pumping for a good extraction of color and aromas. After the fermentation, the wine was transferred to new French oak barrels, which were previously used for white wine fermentation. The wine rested for 12 months in the barrels, before the bottling.

 

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