Grape variety – 50% Touriga Nacional and 50% Tinta Roriz

Vintage – 2010

Region – Douro

Denomination – D.O.C. Douro

Type of soil – schist

Tasting notes − intense dark violet, full-bodied wine, of aromatic elegance and complexity with a bouquet of floral notes, preserved fruits, spices, jam, and rock rose notes. It feels satiny and vibrant on the palate as it reveals silky tannins with good ageing potential. A balanced act originating in the selection of grapes from Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, grown in the vineyards of high Douro. The result of a natural stabilization process may show slight dregs

Winemaking − the grapes were de-stemmed, then following the fermentation, done separately for each grape for 8 days in stainless steel vats, at controlled temperature

Ageing – matured and aged for 20 months in stainless steel vats

Alcohol – 14,5%

Total acidity – 4,1 g/l

Residual sugar – 2,5 g/l

Wine pairing − pairs well with cheese and roasted meats

Awards/Reviews – this wine awarded the gold medal on “Mundus Vini 2013” and “Mundus Vini 2015”; the bronze medal on “The International Wine Challenge 2013”

Quote – “Manzwine, which is based in the Lisboa region, also has vines in the Douro. This wine is now mature, ripe and full. It has great concentration balanced by a silky texture and fine, soft tannins. Blackberry fruits and final acidity are just touched by a hint of pepper from the alcohol” (ROGER VOSS, European Editor. Reviews wines from Portugal and France)