Touriga Nacional Casa do Lago Rosado, Lisboa. 2012
- DFJ Vinhos
- Touriga Nacional
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Screw Cap
- Organic / Biodynamic
The Vinho Regional Lisboa (previously known as Estremadura) extends north and west of Lisbon, following the rugged Atlantic coastline.The windswept rolling landscape is dotted with old windmills and modern wind turbines overseeing vineyards and pine forest. It is Portugal`s third largest wine producing region in volume terms, but arguably the source of the country`s best value table wines. Most of the region enjoys a maritime climate that allows production of fresh whites and balanced red wines. The last ten years have seen a surge of ambitious small growers making far more interesting wines across a wide selection of grape varietals.
The dominant figure in Estremadura, where the IGP Lisboa wines are produced, is winemaker José Neiva, of DFJ Vinhos. At his imposing `wine cathedral` he makes a broad range of overtly appealing red wines characterised by their ripe, accessible fruit, lush textures and good concentration, and clean citrusy whites, all at very reasonable prices. Neiva is quite open about the interventionist winemaking techniques that he uses to wring every drop of flavour from his grapes resulting in a very modern fruit lead style that highlights the natural flavours of a myriad of native varieties.
A bright salmon pink rosé from the cool Atlantic influenced vineyards of Estremadura (north of Lisbon). The Touriga Nacional (a Portuguese variety famous for its use in Port blends) gives a perfumed aroma with an instant hit of strawberries on the nose with a backgound of red summer fruits. The palate offers delicious cherry fruits with an elegant finish and refreshing acidity. Very easy drinking and perfect on a hot summers eve!
The Touriga Nacional rose gives a perfumed aroma with notes of red summer fruits. The palate offers delicious cherry fruits with an elegant finish and refreshing acidity.
A wonderful aperitif, very good complement to salads, fish soups, pasta, sushi and all the vegetarian and spiced gastronomy such as Indian, Chinese and Thai.
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