2019 Quinta Casal das Freiras Touriga Nacional & Cabernet Sauvignon
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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|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|