QUINTA DOS ACIPRESTES GRANDE RESERVA
Wine: Quinta dos Aciprestes Grande Reserva
Varieties: Touriga Nacional
Appellation: DOC Douro
Bordering the Douro River and possessing ideal afternoon sun exposure, the slopes of this Quinta have been replanted with the most highly recommended Douro varieties.
The vineyards ideal location between the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior ripens the red fruit characters of the grapes to optimum levels.
The Grande Reserva wine is produced from Touriga Nacional, predominant variety, and Touriga Franca, in a minor share, planted in the 6 and 15 parcels of the Quinta. The wine ages in new oak barrels.
Winemaking and Maturation
Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
100% of the wine ages in new French and American oak barrels for 18 months in excellent natural ageing conditions.
Appearance: Intense, opaque and garnet colour.
Nose: Smoky jam notes complexed with floral and vanilla aromas.
Mouth: Huge ripe fruit explodes on the palate, big but soft tannins carries the flavours to a long lasting finish. Although approachable now, the wine promises rich rewards for patient cellaring.