A little Gem from Portugal…

APPELLATION: Douro Valley SUBREGION: Cima Corgo PRODUCTION ZONE: Vacalar-Armamar VIGNERON: António Sousa WINEMAKER: Paulo J. Teixeira Barros VARIETALS: 40% Touriga National, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Borroca, 10% Sousão VINEYARDS: Schist soils, terraced at 985-1,150 feet VINIFICATION: Total stripping of the grapes, fermentation in granite 'lagar' for 8 days AGING: 12 months; 60% … Continue reading A little Gem from Portugal…

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