Grape variety – 50% Touriga Nacional and 50% Aragonêz

Vintage – 2016

Region – Lisbon

Denomination – IG Lisboa

Type of soil – clay-limestone

Tasting notes the join of elegance and simplicity, this Portuguese wine from Aragonêz and Touriga Nacional has developed into a delightful surprise. Garnet colour. Clean and expressive which emphasizes sweet notes of ripe black currants but also an elegant floral aroma that denounces the Touriga Nacional. Rediscover the aromatic expression on the palate to involve simple, direct and velvety wine that delights by its persistence

Winemaking − a manual selection of the grapes at reception, total stemming. Classic tanning process, with a careful maceration to extract the colour, aroma, and structure. Fermentation was at the controlled temperature between 20ºC and 24ºC. Subject to natural stabilization and slight filtration before bottling

Ageing – in stainless steel

Alcohol – 13%

Wine pairing − recommended for pairing with cheeses and meat dishes, in general, especially baked

Awards/Reviews – “Best Buy 2016” in its category by “The Wine Enthusiast Magazine”; received 88 points by “The Wine Enthusiast Magazine”

Quote – “Named after a local volcanic rock formation, this wine is a delicious blend of Aragonêz (aka Tempranillo) and Touriga Nacional. It is rich and smooth with black fruits, soft tannins and an aftertaste that is lively with acidity. The wine is ready to drink” (ROGER VOSS, European Editor. Reviews wines from Portugal and France) [about vintage of 2014]

Quote – “This bright of hue and palate 50:50 blend of Touriga Nacional and Aragones is a great example of an easy going but refined un-oaked red. I’d love it if more Lisboa producers adopted this tree-friendly route and instead focused on fruit and freshness. Fresh, mineral acidity seems to be a Cheleiros hallmark worth cherishing. As for the fruit, the Touriga’s florality and chocolate-edged summer pudding fruit together with Aragones’ chalky, fine tannin structure and gentle spice make for lovely balance” (SARAH AHMED, The Wine Detective. The inside track on Portuguese and Australian wine) [about vintage of 2013]