Dorina Lindemann 2017 Touriga Nacional "Jovem"

PRODUCER INFO
  • In the late 1970’s Hans Jörg Böhm, a German viticulturist of tremendous energy and passion, arrived to Portugal to undertake the daunting task of cataloging the Portuguese wine varietals. He suspected there were a number of lesser-known and unidentified varieties with great potential – he discovered about 300 different varietals and opened the first vine nursery in Portugal, dubbed “Evora” in the region of Alentejo.
  • This knowledge, passion and sense of purpose, to celebrate and ensure the future of indigenous varietals was passed to his daughter Dorina Lindemann, herself a young enologist who in 1997 founded the winery Quinta da Plansel.
  • Dorina’s work is focused on non-varietal wines and blends of the most significant grapes of northern Portugal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca. In 2001, she launched the first single varietal wines in Portugal and continues to champion these iconic grape varieties.
ABOUT THE WINE
  • This fruit is sourced from a new estate vineyard planting of 12 hectares of Touriga Nacional.
  • The soils are residual granite and metamorphic sedimentary soils.
    No herbicides are used.
  • Touriga Nacional is a wine with intense aroma of flowers, especially orange blossom and violets. There is great freshness & elegance from the grape in this bottling.
  • “Jovem” means young vines in Portuguese.

Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Touriga Nacional
Origin: Portugal | Appellation: Quinta da Plansel
Elaboration: Grapes are harvested by machine during the last week of August and first week of September. Open maceration. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel with daily pump overs.
Winemaker: Dorina Lindemann

TASTING NOTES

Flavor of dark fruits, a touch of red current and floral notes. A wine with a fine, fruity spicy
palate. Balanced structure with soft tannins.

TECHNICAL DATA

Production: 10,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.5% | TA:  5.8 g/l | Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l | pH: 3.77

PRESS & POINTS

2020 – Mundus Vini Silver – Spring Tasting

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