Arinto & Verdejo
Harvested on the same day, both grape varieties were co-fermented via the use of natural yeast, which are found in the vineyard and winery. The wine was then stored in old oak barrels up until bottling.
This rare vineyard has been dedicated to the exploration of Portuguese grape varieties. Our 2020 Red Field Blend consists of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão and Souzão, which are hand pruned, hand harvested and handmade.
Grown on a single cordon wire, the vines that grew the grapes that made this wine were hand pruned and hand-picked. Once harvested, the grapes are placed in a cool room prior to being delivered to the winery.
Touriga Nacional is a moderate yielding grape variety. Bunches and berries tend to be smaller than a number of other Portuguese varieties. Despite the moderate yields, the vineyard responsible for growing the grapes is crop thinned to ensure the desired quality is achieved.
Terra do Rio Tinta Cão grows in red loam soil that covers a layer of calcareous rock. The vineyard is hand pruned and hand harvested. All the grapes are picked into half tonne picking bins and chilled for 24 hrs before crushing.
This wine has been fermented via indigenous yeast (wild ferment) in old French oak. A rich wine with vibrant colour. The aroma of the wine is full of berries and spices and the palate is juicy with rich with fine tannins. Harvested in March 2019 and bottled in August the same year.