Monday, February 20, 2012

Review - 2007 Quinta De Ventozelo Touriga Nacional

Review - 2007 Quinta De Ventozelo Touriga Nacional

SKU: 720734  
Origin: Portugal

Purity…. Here we have 100% Touriga Nacional from 25 year old vines aging in 100% American oak barrels. They stay in the American oak for 8 months but are held at the winey for 6 months for aging before its released to the export market

The vineyard itself is on an elbow of the Douro River, where the grapes are harvested from both sides of the hill. This ensures plenty of afternoon and evening sun and good drainage.  There are only 10,000 bottles made.

On the Nose – Warm, spiced red fruit, with just a touch of wet stone
On the Pallet – dark strawberries and blackberries, baking spice, chalky tannins and a full mouth feel rounding out over a long finish

Makers Awards
90 points & Editor’s Choice - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast - Dec 2005
86 points - Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator - November 15, 2006
88 points - Mark Squires, Wine Advocate #169 - February 2007
Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge 2006


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