2013 Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)
Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Touriga Nacional / Touriga Franca, Douro, Portugal 201350% Touriga Nacional, 50% Touriga Franca BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, LUSH BUT BRIGHT, SUBTLE CEDAR & TOAST The undulating alien terrain of Portugal’s Douro Valley provides us with one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. The river valley itself snakes its way through a towering, winding series of terraced vineyards that recalls rice paddies or something seen through an electron microscope. No less breathtaking is this dynamic duo of both Tourigas in action. Father and son, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca are both masters of balancing their power with elegance and perfume – a strength aptly demonstrated by this cuvée. Serving Suggestion: Savory, smoky brisket w/ peppery steamed collards. Black bean & plantain empenada w/ cilantro & mild salsa.