Touriga Nacional Punaviini (2019)

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Vintage: 2017 . In Captain Karam’s endless educational travels to winemaking countries and its different regions, he discovered Touriga Nacional. He found this varietal to be quite singular and thought it would thrive in the Jezzine terroir. Years after planting Touriga in Lebanon, numerous tastings confirmed the Captain’s gut feeling. Expressiveness, aromatic diversity and good ageing potential drove us to plant the Touriga Nacional. Grown on 1,100-meter plots facing the Mediterranean, this low yield Touriga was vinified and aged in oak barrels for only six months to create a good balance of fruit, oak and to maintain soft tannins. In Lebanon Jezzine’s terroir, it produces violet floral aroma, supported by blackcurrant, cherry and spice in the background. Silkiness on entry to the palate, noticeable structure and a burst of dark fruit culminating with rounded acidity and long lasting minerality.

Touriga Nacional
This wine has been aged in oak barrels for 6 months. 100% new French oak.
Cured meat, medium steak, pasta with red sauce and roast beef.
Best served at 15 to 17°C.
Decant for a half hour prior to savoring.