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Castas

Casal da Fonte

TOURIGA NACIONAL

Also known as Preto Mortágua and Azal Espanhol, is considered the noblest of Portugal, having your growing area was extended to countries like United States and Australia.

With small bunches and berries rounded black-blue colour, elegant, it produces intense wines, with fine and structued tannins. Has a rare ability to extended stage, providing great longevity to wines.

TOURIGA FRANCA

Originally known as Touriga Francesa, is a variety of excellent quality, which has lived in the shadow of the Touriga Nacional, but finally its oenological value is being recognized.

Produces strongly structured wines which are elegant, complex and solid with fine floral aromas. The tannin structure is velvety, but firm. With the potential for a prolonged stage, no wonder the Touriga Franca is one of the Favorites.

ARAGONEZ

This is a variety recognized both in Portugal under two aliases, Aragonês and Tinta Roriz, as Spanish producers where is known as Tempranillo.

It is mentioned by Herrera in 1513, being that its first description, in Portugal, dating from 1822.

Produces rich wines, alive and robust, with an aromatic profile of mature red fruits and spices. Widely used in batch wines, has great potential, when early picked, for the production of rosé wines.

TRINCADEIRA

Also known as Tinta Amarela, but regionally as Castiço, Trincadeira produces great wines with excellent acidity, soft tannins and abundant aromas, as well as intense black plum and blackberry jam, resulting in elegant and well balanced wines with a nice texture and a soft floral note.

Is a difficult variety cultivation, extremely sensitive in locations with any moisture, but with favorable conditions, produces great wines.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Caste of French origin, in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is considered the queen of red grapes, being one of the most widespread in the world.

With a late ripening of the grapes, produces wines very red, firm tannins, some acidity, easily recognized by its aroma of cassis, spices and green peppers.

Have a high potential for extended stage, being often aged in oak.

FERNÃO PIRES

Also known as Maria Gomes, is one of the white varieties more produced in Portugal, due to quality wine that these grapes origin.

It results in fruity wines, with floral notes pleasant to the taste and good alcohol content. Although it has low acidity, it presents a good structure and complexity, characteristics which provide good wine stages.

Being a very versatile variety, allows us to produce different wines from sparkling wines or, when harvested in late crops, sweet wines.

ARINTO

Arinto, also known as Pederna, Pé de Perdiz Branco, Chapeludo, Cerceal, Espanhol Azal, Galego Azal and Espanhol Branco, is one of the oldest native varieties of Portugal.

It offers vibrant wines with lively acidity, refreshing and with a strong mineral penance. It is often used in the production of batch wines and sparkling wine.

With an excellent ageing potential, its wines can be appreciated for long decades. The aroma is relatively discreet, with notes of green apple and lemon, with a velvety touch.

TRINCADEIRA DAS PRATAS

Referenced in 1712 (Alarte), also known as Tamarez de Santarém. Its susceptibility to some fungi and late frost caused to its cultivation not to be very expressive in the panorama of the Portuguese wine, being far below what would be expected for a caste with a high enological potential. It is a challenging caste, which origins to wines of low colouration, very aromatic, with notes of citrus fruit, pear and white plum, with an interesting vegetable profile of fresh herbs. Its structure and balance also adapt perfectly to wood ageing.