Dão Rótulo Touriga NacionalDão Rótulo Touriga Nacional

The Dão Rótulo Touriga Nacional is a single-variety wine produced from one of Portugal’s most renowned grapes. We know the Dão region’s characteristics well, therefore we have tried to tame the exuberance and intensity of this variety by putting emphasis on acidity, crispness and low alcohols. Unwooded, unadulterated and linear, this wine makes a good food partner.

Vinification

2016 experienced a mild winter and a spring with very high rainfall and humidity which lasted through to the beginning of summer. Despite the disease pressure that these weather conditions exert on the vines, the vines remained completely undamaged thanks to our biodynamic practices and the resulting increased resistance to disease.

Due to the weather conditions and the delay in the vines’ growth cycle and maturation process, the harvest was somewhat delayed and only started on 12 September. However, the rain stayed away during the harvest period, which improved the concentration and health of the fruit.

The wine fermented in stainless steel tanks, with a long maceration period but no excessive extraction.

Tasting Notes

The wine boasts a beautiful ruby hue of medium intensity. Delicate aromas with subtle hints of violets and expressive fruits of the forest define the nose without hiding its vinous character. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant, with fine tannins and a good mineral undercurrent. A beautiful acidity balances out the fruity notes. The wine culminates in a refreshing and lightly balsamic finish with great length. Its character and youth require a serving temperature of around 15°C.

Technical Information

Producer

Quinta de Baixo

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

30 to 80 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600m

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

In stainless steel tanks

Fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Bottled

April and September 2018

Ageing

20 months in stainless steel tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

30

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.9

Alcohol (%)

13.2

pH

3.88

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.98

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.54

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

40

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

92

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

65000 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Traditional Portuguese cuisine such as stewed veal, duck rice, oven-baked cod and traditional Portuguese cured sausages.

Suitable for Vegans

yes

Bottle

Box

31 17.5 26.4 × 6 7646 cardboard

Palette

120 80 90 Boxes