Quinta do Monte Xisto, 2017
Style/ Colour Red
Grape Varieties Touriga Nacional (50%), Touriga Francesa (45%) and Sousão (5%).
Winemaking Biodynamic farming. Harvested by hand the grapes were transported to the winery in 20 kg boxes. Grapes were foot trodden in traditional “lagares”. Fermentation took place over six days in “lagar” with indigenous yeasts. This was followed by eighteen months of ageing in 600 litre barrels.
Tasting notes It’s a real terroir wine based on organic and biodynamic viticulture. The first sensation it’s of volume and chromatic intensity. Swirling the wine it’s alive, vigorous, releasing aromas such as grape, cherry, rosemary, rockrose and forest, grounded in a structure of delicate acidity and freshness. Tasting the wine is full, smooth and silky. A diversity of flavours fills our palate defined by elegant and firm tannins. A virtuous touch of alive and bright acidity stands out. The finish is long and the flavours remain…and we miss them!
Food pairing Red meats, game and cheese.
Serving recommendations Best decanted at least two hours before service. Serve between (16-18ºC).
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