Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional
Deep ruby hue with violet hints, Frizzenti Touriga offers complex aromas of wood fruits, white flowers and truffles all well integrated with chocolate and toasty notes. Bold and deep, with elegant tannins and a long complex finish.
In the Alentejo, harvest started about a fortnight later than usual with the double challenges of uneven ripeness and low acidity (in an area of high summer temperatures where acidity is generally not high anyway). The final result is less grape but better-quality wines.
Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Soil type: Clay and Schist
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional
Vineyard management: The producers work the vineyard under the principle of “Earth Friendly” – with an organic philosophy aligned to overall care for the wildlife, and with sustainable farm and animal management.
Harvest: Mechanical Harvested during the night. Total Destemming.
Maceration: Maceration before fermentation during 48h. Maceration after fermentation between 5 and 10 days.
Fermentation: Fermentation with controlled temperature (22ºC-28ºC) in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in stainless still vats with oak staves.
Ageing: 6 months in French Barrels
Deep ruby hue with violet hints, Complex aroma of wood fruits, white flowers and truffles well integrated with chocolate and toasty notes. Touriga Nacional is Portugal's signature grape and shines here in all its fruity, fragrant glory. Round on the palate, it shows great richness and volume, a well-balanced acidity, and elegant firm tannins.
Food pairings: Mediterranean food in general, pasta, lamb, game and soft cheeses
Since 2003 Casa Agrícola Alexandre Relvas has won many national and international awards.
“Highly recommended “ (90-94 points ) in Decanter 2016: Herdade São Miguel colheita Seleccionada 2014 and Herdade São Miguel Reserva 2012