Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months in excellent natural aging conditions.
Touriga Nacional 60%,Touriga Franca 40%.
Clean ruby color, deep and bright. Mixed violet notes of plum and blackberry, harmonious with notes of vanilla. Ripe fruit flavors in the mouth.
Excellent structure, round and perfectly balanced wine, persistent with a long finish.
Advice for storage and ideal serving temperature:
Keep the bottles on their side in a cool place (16 to 18 ° C), away from direct light.
Serve at 18ºC.
Food and wine pairing:
Ideal accompaniment for meat and game dishes with strong flavor and strong cheeses.
"La Reserva 2018 (Quinta dos Aciprestes) is a 60/40 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak. It comes at 14.5% alcohol. What do you get when trading from the regular Tinto? That answer is simple at first: a lot more power, a little more concentration. It's less fruity up front (not that the regular Tinto lacks structure) and more grip on the finish. It will also need a year or two in the cellar, whereas this is just suggested with the regular Tinto. This looks very nice, and is a good value. It should prove its case in a year or two."
Mark Squires - Sept 2020