Our Churchill’s Estates range offers a modern style that respects our native grape varieties. These are wines with natural acidity, elegant and intense with plenty of fruit expression.
This wine has a black violet colour. On the nose intense fresh blackberry aromas in a resinous background. Rich, juicy and spicy on the palate, with a lovely vibrant natural acidity on the finish.
This wine is produced from grapes grown on the company´s Douro estates.
40% Touriga Nacional; 30% Touriga Franca and 30% Tinta Roriz.
The areas of vineyard or “talhões” chosen depend on which grape varieties are most favoured by the climatic conditions of the year. The grapes are hand-picked into small boxes of approx. 20 kilos and brought to the winery where they undergo a careful selection process before being crushed. The vinification takes place in small stainless steel fermentation tanks. The grapes are fully destemmed and crushed. After 4 days of cold maceration, the fermentation process follows under temperature-controlled conditions. The juice is gently pumped over the skins during fermentation which is long and even ensuring good aromatic and polyphenolic extraction.
About 30% of this wine is aged for 12 months in both new and used French oak casks; the remaining part is kept in stainless steel vats to maintain its fruity character combined with the oak complexity from the wines in casks. It is fined and lightly filtered before bottling.
Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC).
We practice sustainable agricultural methods certified by the SATIVA institute. Our ports are produced with only indigenous-yeast fermentation. Our wines do not contain, or are produced, with genetically modified organisms or substances with origin in.