2019 Quinta Casal das Freiras Colheita Tinto

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Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Tejo
Appellation Tejo (Appellation)
Winery Quinta Casal das Freiras
Year 2019
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2026
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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.

Vineyard for 2019 Quinta Casal das Freiras Colheita Tinto

A wonderful piece of history in the heart of Portugal

Quinta Casal das Freiras winery is located 7 km south-west of the Portuguese Tomar in the district of Santarém on farmlands that once belonged to the Templars and later to the Order of Christ. The very old winery has been owned by one and the same family since the 19th century (1882), the current owners now represent the 4th and 5th generations of the family. The traditional farmhouse is set amongst vineyards, olive groves, corn and grain fields, forests and cork oaks, making it a unique and diverse agricultural landscape. Partly because of its location on the river, the area is very fertile and is very beautiful and authentic with a varied landscape and beautiful historic towns such as Tomar, Constancia and Santarém and Golega.

The ancient tradition of olive and vineyard culture is preserved by José Vidal, owner of Casal das Freiras. The estate with its ancient olive groves and vineyards of different ages falls under the wine region of Tejo in the heart of Portugal. The vineyards with exposure to the south cover an area of ​​12 hectares spread over 5 plots of different ages of 60, 45, 21, 10 and 3 years. Protected by the Serra d'Aire in the west from the Atlantic winds, the climate is characterized by cold winters and hot, dry summers that improve the grapes' optimal ripeness. The red Touriga Nacional, Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet are most common in the slightly sloping clay limestone soils. Among the white varieties, the focus is mainly on Fernão Pires, Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha and Sauvignon Blanc.

In the winery, traditional technologies such as the Algerian amphoras and the stone mills for crushing grapes are combined with modern techniques. The winemaking, through a classic method of long-lasting maceration, produces beautiful red wines with pomegranate color, which are beautifully fruity and full of flavor. Refined light wood tones soften the tannins and do not drown out the fruity notes, so that the typical profile of the region is beautifully preserved.

Quinta Casal das Freiras is also developing some wine tourism activities. Visitors can admire the surrounding landscape and visit the winery, the old 20th century olive oil mill, and the wine tasting room. Here the wines can be tasted, accompanied by regional products such as olives, cheese, traditional sausages and jam. Depending on the time of year, it is still possible to view or even participate in some of the ongoing agricultural work, such as harvesting, trampling the grapes or picking olives.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Tejo
Appellation Tejo (Appellation)
Winery Quinta Casal das Freiras
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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