Quality factors

     Climate: Mediterranean
     Soil: Granite, clay and limestone formation
     Wine Growing Subregions: Castendo, Serra da Estrela and Alva
     Grape stocks: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and Alfrocheiro Preto

Viticultural Technology

     Type of Plantation: Density of 3500 to 4000 wine plants per hectare
     Type of Pruning: Double sarment, single sarment and Guyot
     Yield per hectare (ton./ha): 5 tons/ha

Oenological Technology

     Type: Region tradicional method and classic winemaking process
     Fermentation: At controlled temperature up to 28 C. for 5 to 6 days

Aging: 5 months in oak casks followed by 5 months in bottle

Analysis parameters

     Alcoholic content: 13.3% Vol.
     Volatile acidity: 0.60 g/l
     Dry extract: 32,3 g/l
     Residual Sugar: 3.2g/l

Oenologist Carlos Costa Silva

Durability: Ready to be consumed though it may be stored for 7 years more

Organoleptic properties

     Aspect:   Clear
     Colour:   Ruby-coloured
     Tinge:     some dark red nuances
     Aroma:   Full ripened plums, backberries and cherries matching with a cocoa and spicy fragance
     Flavour:  Complex and full-bodied, giving the wine distinctive and refined characteristics