Grapes: Old vines field blend (35%), Touriga Nacional (30%), Jaen (20%) and Alfrocheiro (15%
Region: Dao, Portugal
Vinification: 35% whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 15 months in barrels
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: Minimal at bottling
Notes from the Importer: Textura Wines is a terroir-driven family project started in 2018 in Dão on the slopes of Serra da Estrela. We love this textured field blend sourced from the highest mountain ranges in Portugal. The vineyards are in organic conversion, and cellar work is strictly low intervention. According to the proprietors: "Respect for the place and its biodiversity (soil, flora and fauna, people, and community), the preservation of resources (natural and cultural) and local development are the basis of our fundamental principles." We're pouring this with protein-heavy salads and meaty grilled seafood.