unique and charismaticBoa-Vista Touriga Nacional
Located near Pinhão, on the right bank of the Douro river, Quinta da Boavista has an extraordinary view over the river. It is one of the most iconic estates in the demarcated region, known not only for its historical connection with the Baron of Forrester, but also for its 36 hectares of high-quality vines.
Planted at different altitudes and with different exposure to the sun, Touriga Nacional vineyards have a unique and charismatic identity.
As in 2013, when the first wines from Quinta da Boavista were launched, in 2017 the choice was the Touriga Nacional, the ‘flagship grape variety’ of Portugal, that continues to stand out as one of the most noble of the Portuguese grape varieties.
Displays bold dark-fruit flavors, commonly accompanied by hints of spice, violet and leather. Its firm tannins makes it relevant as a varietal wine.
To ensure the prevalence of the variety’s characteristics and the full control of the process, at Quinta da Boavista we use manual harvesting and manual grape sorting processes, followed by a gentle berry de-stalk and crush. As fermentation reservoirs we have the traditional granite wine presses with foot treading, stainless steel fermentation vats and, for small batches, PVC food containers or fermentation in new 500 litre French wooden barrels. Each of these types of fermentation gives the wine a unique style and personality.
Monovarietals age in 500 liter barrels for 15 to 20 months before bottling. All our wines are sealed under natural cork. This wine is not filtered or cold-stabilized and that is why it can produce a sediment with age.