Producer: Quinta da Pacheca Appelation: Douro DOC, Portugal Harvest: 2015
Pacheca Touriga Nacional is an elegant wine with good aromatic intensity, notes of bergamot and violet with well-integrated wood. It reveals good structure in the mouth, rounded tannins, freshness, and a long and persistent finish.
After careful selection by their best state, the grapes were harvested for chests of 25 kg and sent to the wine- making center where they were fully de-stemmed. Fermentation occurred during 9 days in the traditional 7-ton granitic stone tanks with foot stepping and smooth reassembles for blanket leaching and extraction of phenolic and aromatic compounds. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was transferred to new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation oc- curred and aged for about 18 months.
Alchohol by volume: 14% pH: 3,58 Total acidity: 5,2 g/L Residual Sugar: 0,6 g/L