Messias Quinta do Cachao, Douro Touriga Nacional, 2012
This Quinta Do Cachao red wine is made from a careful selection of well ripened Touriga Nacional grapes that are grown at the Messias family estate in the Douro valley. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels it has a deep red colour with violet reflections. The floral nose has hints of dark fruit and spices. Dry and full bodied with a good balance and well structured tannins. It has a good backbone and long, smooth finish. Ideal to accompany red meats, game meats and cured cheeses.
Caves Messias is a historic family owned producer renowned for their colheita and vintage ports. Founded in 1926 by Messias Baptista, the company has remained a family owned business up to the present day. The most famous estate is Quinta do Cachão which has its slopes adjacent to the River Douro, in the sub region Cima Corgo. The vineyard was first planted in 1845 by the Baron Pebble sendomais and later acquired by family Afonso Cabral, who in turn sold it to Messiah family in 1956. In order to increase production capacity, Messias acquired another adjoining property, Quinta do Rei, then belonging Gonzales Byass.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.0%|
|Style||Red - Full & round|
|Grape Type(s)||Touriga Nacional|
Douro is one of the key Portuguese wine regions, producing both the world-famous fortified Port wine along with a wide range of standard non-fortified wines. The dry, continental climate and steep terraced vineyards centred in the Douro river valley make the region an ideal holiday destination as well as wine producing region! The style of wines made in the region varies greatly, but the best value is to be found in the unctuous red wines made from local grape varieties.