2019 Quinta Casal das Freiras Colheita Tinto
The Casal das Freiras Colheita is a blend of the typical native Portuguese grapes Aragonês, Castelão, Touriga Nacional with a little Cabernet Sauvignon. As with all Casal Das Freiras wines, the grapes are picked by hand. The grapes are completely destemmed and softly crushed before fermenting for a long period in stainless steel tanks with an extended period of maceration in concrete at a controlled temperature with frequent dipping of the must to get maximum extraction.
Also with this Colheita Tinto 50% of the wine remains in stainless steel and 50% stays in oak barrels for a period of 6 months before it is bottled. At Casal das Freiras they certainly want to give the Touriga and Aragones plenty of time to mature well, so the wine stays in the bottle for at least 6 months before it is released.
The Colheito from Casal das Freiras has a lively fresh ruby red color. In the nose fresh aromas of red fruit and vegetable notes and very light a little tobacco. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied and elegant in taste with firm tannins and balanced acidity. As far as we are concerned, this is an ideal wine for the terrace (just cool it lightly as they do in Portugal), with the BBQ, spare ribs or a well-made hamburger on the Green Egg or delicious as a standalone glass with good company. The Colheito Tinto is such a wine with a very good price/quality ratio that you have to pay double for in France or Italy, so the motto is definitely to try the Portuguese wines before the prices rise here too, as we are currently seeing in Spain.
Quinta Casal das Freiras is located in the Tejo northeast of Lisbon, in the heart of Portugal. The Tejo region is very fertile, partly because of its location on the river. The area is best known for its vineyards, olive groves, forests, the famous Lusitano horses and bullfighting. The area is beautiful and authentic with a varied landscape and beautiful historic towns such as Tomar, Constancia and Santarém and Golega.
With a focus on quality and balance, Tejo's wines have been on the rise for some years now. Quality and affordability go hand in hand here. Casal das Freiras belongs to the top of the best wine companies in the Tejo region and if you visit the better restaurants here you will find the Casal das Freiras wines on the wine list.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Quinta Casal das Freiras|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag|