2019 Quinta Casal das Freiras Touriga Nacional & Cabernet Sauvignon
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Quinta Casal das Freiras|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13.5%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2027|
The grapes for the Casal das Freiras Touriga Nacional & Cabernet Sauvignon are, as with all their wines, completely hand-picked with a first selection in the vineyard. 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. About 50% of the wine remains in stainless steel and 50% stays in oak barrels for a period of about 12 months before it is bottled. At Casal das Freiras they certainly want to give the Touriga all the time to mature well, so the wine stays in the bottle for at least 6 months
The marriage between Touriga National and Cabernet Sauvignon results in a full-bodied wine, with intense colours, lively acidity and tannins, enlivening the dark fruit profiles common to both grapes, such as blackcurrant, blueberry and cherry, with mint notes and refined with the presence of Touriga's typical floral aromas of violets. This is a great glass with a unique price/quality ratio as we (still) see it in Portugal. The wine has a nice alcohol percentage of 13.5% and good acidity and all this makes this an excellent wine with a lamb stew with pruneaux, some Moroccan tagine dishes, hearty dishes with a clear Portuguese signature. Also the famous Estrella cheese from Portugal.
Alcohol Content : 13.5% vol.
Total Acidity: 4.02g/L
Total Sulfur Dioxide : 67 mg/L
Total Sugar Content : 0.5g/L
pH : 3.80
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 it is great if you visit the better restaurants here that you will come across the Casal das Freiras wines on the wine list.
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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.
Quinta Casal das Freiras wines order online at Grand Cru wines
You can of course buy Quinta Casal das Freiras wines online at Grandcruwijnen.nl, the wine trade with one of the largest wine collections in the Netherlands and Belgium, where you can order both special wines and wines for every budget. Quality products, fast delivery & reliable service that is Grand Crus!
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Quinta Casal das Freiras|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch|
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