FRESH FRUIT & BALANCED TANNINS
In this red Lasso, Quinta do Pinto has selected grapes from the varieties Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, and Castelão, all typical of the Lisbon region (but which can also be found in other parts of Portugal). The wine is easily accessible with fresh tones of fruit and balanced tannins.
FRISK FRUGT & AFBALANCEREDE TANNINER
I denne røde Lasso har Quinta do Pinto udvalgt druer fra sorterne
Aragonez, Touriga Nacional og Castelão, der alle er typiske for Lissabon-
regionen (men som i øvrigt også kan findes i andre dele af Portugal).
Vinen er lettilgængelig med friske toner af frugt og afbalancerede
Winery: Quinta do Pinto
Grapes: Aragonez, Touriga Nacional & Casteläo
Aging: Oak barrels
ABOUT THE WINERY
QUINTA DO PINTO
Situated at Merceana, in the heart of the Lisbon Wine Region, Quinta do Anjo extends over 250 acres, surrounding a 17thC manor house adjacent to a cellar of traditional outline.
Legend has it that the wine produced here two centuries ago, being so outstanding in the region, was worth more Pintos, the gold coin in circulation during the reign of John V. In addition, a Mr. Pinto was once a charismatic foreman of the property, well versed in viticulture and enology and, since then, the estate has been referred in the region as 'the Pinto'. A happy coincidence, Pinto is also the last surname of the present owners.
Beliggende på Merceana, i hjertet af Lissabon-vinregionen, strækker Quinta do Anjo sig over 250 hektar og omkranser en stor herregård med en kælder i traditionel stil.
Rygterne siger, at den vin, der blev produceret her for to århundreder siden, var så fremragende i regionen, at den var mere værd Pintos, guldmønten i omløb under John V.'s regeringstid.
Derudover var en Mr. Pinto engang en karismatisk leder af ejendommen, velkendt inden for vinproduktion og enologi, og siden da er boet blevet omtalt i regionen som 'Pinto'. Pinto, er ved tilfælde, også det sidste efternavn til de nuværende ejere.
The same grape as Spain’s Tempranillo. Tinta Roriz is a very fine varietal of extraordinary quality, hence its presence in two legendary wines produced on the Iberian Peninsula: the Portuguese Barca Velha and the Spanish Vega Sicilia. This grape has also been grown for centuries in the Alentejo, but under the name of Aragonês. In good years it produces full-bodied, inky and highly aromatic wines. The grape has fine and delicate aromas of pepper and berries. Aragonês has high yields and is indispensable in the blend of a good Port. Varietal red wines are also showing good results, particularly in the Dão region, while the best blends of Alentejo generally rely upon ample percentages of Tinta Roriz, as do the dry reds of the Douro.
Few would dispute that the Touriga Nacional is Portugal's finest red grape variety, deserving a place right up at the top of the world league of grapes, along with the likes of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo. Though Northern in origin, it has spread right across the country - you will find it down south in the Algarve and the Alentejo, out west in the Ribatejo/Tejo and Setúbal regions, successfully competing with the local Baga grape in Bairrada, and way out mid-Atlantic in the Azores. Touriga Nacional is a thick-skinned grape, and those skins are rich in colour and tannins, giving excellent structure and ageing capacity. But it also has wonderful, intense flavours, at the same time floral and fruity - ripe blackcurrants, raspberries - with complex hints also of herbs and liquorice.
This is one of the most commonly-planted grapes in the south of the country. It is especially popular in the regions Tejo, Lisboa, Península de Setúbal and Alentejo, and is happiest in hot climates and dry, sandy soils. It performs at its best in the Palmela region of the Setúbal Peninsula south of Lisbon, in old vineyards in the hot, sandy soils around Peceirão. Castelão grapes from carefully-managed, low-yielding old vines can be made into well-structured wines with plenty of tannin and acidity, and fruit reminiscent of redcurrants, preserved plums and berries, sometimes with a hint of well-hung game.