Colheita 2015


A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz, this wine comes from two different parcels of land in two different Douro sub-regions at two different altitudes. The grapes are carefully selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks before aging in oak barrels for approximately twelve months.

Tasting Notes

A richly aromatic wine of black cherries, tar, mocha, and a hint of violets. On the palate, this wine's rich texture is balanced perfectly against a zesty acidity, and rounded out by well-integrated, fine-grained tannins. This wine begs for another sip as its mellifluous flavors develop well into the finish.

Food Pairing

Ths wine pairs perfectly with choice cuts of steak, pot roasts, and hearty casseroles like cassoulet.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Quinta Castelo Melhor and Quinta do Custódio vineyards
Vineyard size:
375 acres
Soil composition:
Training method:
Guyot and Royat cord unilateral
495-1,650 feet
1.2-2.0 tons
Northern / Northeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1980; 2007
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
5-7 days
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
2-3 days; 1 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 L and 300 L
Age of aging container:
Two years
Type of oak:
French and American
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months

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