This wine comes from the Pasmados estate. With 18 hectares of vine it is located in the foothills of the Arrábida Mountain in the Setúbal Península, five kilometres to the west of Azeitão.
It was originally known as “José Maria da Fonseca Tinto Velho” acquiring the name of Pasmados in the 1970s, taken from the 18th Century fountain in Azeitão that bears the same name.
Domingos Soares Franco, Winemaker and Vice President, studied viticulture and oenology in Davis, California. After graduation he joined the company in the 1980s and, being one of the most innovative of the new generation of Portuguese winemakers, brought significant changes to the style of his wines.
Classification: Vinho Regional Península de Setúbal
Region: Setubal Peninsula
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional (46%), Syrah (40%) and´Castelão (14%)
Type of soil: Clay-lime
Colour: Deep purple
Aroma: Blackcurrant, bergamot, mineral, black chocolate, blackberries.
Palate: Very fruity, soft, balanced tannins but persistent.
Finish: Medium / long
Full skin contact at 28ºC
Serve at a temperature of 14ºC and consume at 17/18ºC as an accompaniment to white meat.