Grape variety – 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Syrah

Vintage – 2013

Region –  Península de Setúbal

Denomination – Península de Setúbal

Type of soil – sandy

Tasting notes it's a wine of intense garnet colour and complex aroma, which perfectly integrates wild berries and plum flavours with spices and vanilla notes

Winemaking − 48h maceration at low temperature, followed by fermentation at controlled temperature

Ageing − partial ageing in French oak barrels for 12 months

Alcohol – 14,5%

Wine pairing − perfect matching with cured meats like prosciutto, spicy red meat and intense chocolate desserts

Awards/Reviews – “Vinhos de Portugal 2015 – João Paulo Martins” rating: 16 points (0-20) [vintage of 2010]; “Decanter World Wine Awards 2011” - recommended; “Decanter World Wine Awards 2008” - recommended

Quote – “Wine enthusiasts and critics already know the effect of the word “Alentejo” when it comes to wines. They’re known for their quality, centuries-old tradition and peculiarity. We’re showcasing some of them to you today from one distinct brand: Damasceno. That being said, today we bring you a few wines from a sub-brand, a red and a white Nocturno from 2013, all at a great price of 5€. With its own brand come the Demasceno white from 2013 and the red from 2014, wines that have proven themselves to be unique and very intense in flavour. Damasceno’s Reserve Red from the year 2010 is also a wine we suggest you try, having been awarded some points and accolades by several different wine critics. It’s just under 17€, so you should jump on the opportunity to try it” (www.portugalvineyards.com) [about vintage of 2010]