Quinta do Portal Touriga Franca

Quinta Do Portal has been producing Port wine in the Pinhão valley for more than 100 years, but it has been in the Douro at least since 1477, when the King D. Afonso V grants a portion of land (Comenda de Oliveira) to the noble D. Afonso de Mansilha. Later in 1756, Frei João de Mansilha played a very important role in the demarcation of the Douro and its implementation.

This is one of the 5 key grape varieties of the Douro, also known as Touriga Francesa (although it’s a 100% Portuguese variety). The Touriga Franca 2009 was aged in French and American barrels for 12 months. It has a deep dark colour with an aroma of berries with some notes of cedar, coffee and cinnamon. In the mouth we find the same fruit and ripe tannins. The final is very complex with some nuances of toasted wood that are well behind the fruit.

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VARIETALS
100% Touriga Franca

VINTAGE
2009

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual sugar 1.6 g/l
Total acidity 5.62 g/l
pH 3.98

APPEARANCE
Concentrated ruby color.

NOSE
Fruity character and little notes cedar and coffe, very fresh and appealing on the nose.

PALATE
Concentrated in palate, harmony with volume, good structure, gives a fresh fruity aftertaste.

AGEING
9 months in used French oak barrels.

PAIRING
Grilled steak or roasted burger, mature cheddars and traditionally seasoned stew.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
This wine has a great ageing potential, but is also very pleasant while young.

RATINGS

91pts 

90pts

 

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