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Quinta do Casal Monteiro, Grande Reserva, Red

Quinta do Casal Monteiro, Grande Reserva, Red

Touriga Nacional | Syrah | Cabernet Sauvignon

2016

Best enjoyed with red meat or strong matured cheese.

The 2016 spring was very cold a rainy, granting these vines enough underground hydric resources to overcome an extremely hot summer with a exceptional maturation conditions. Each of the 3 grapes varieties in this wine was harvested and vinified separately at its own ideal maturation time. Alcoholic fermentation lasted seven days and both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional musts were kept in extended maceration for one month – Cuvaison - until the end of the malolactic fermentation. Once the vinification period was completed, the wine was blended and aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months.

14 % by Vol.

The cumulative experience and knowledge of continuously making wine from our Estate grown grapes, resulted in the perceiving of a special plot in our Terroir from which unceasingly the best grapes are grown and highest quality wine is arisen. This plot comprises 35-year-old vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional and Syrah grapes, grown over the years to deliver quality over quantity. A limited number of bottles (3,000) was produced in December 2018 and aged for a minimum of 5 month period in our cellar before entering the market.

Quinta do Casal Monteiro, Grande Reserva 2016 red, was awarded 93 points by Wine Enthusiast - 2020/04 Edition.