Macanita 2022 Touriga Nacional Rose, Douro DOC

Item Number: 18796

UPC: 5-600789937105

Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Sub Region: Douro
Appellation/AVA: Douro DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 100% Touriga Nacional
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Schist
Elevation: 200-750 meters

Terroir Notes: Maçanita’s Touriga Nacional Em Rose is an exuberant, juicy glass of summertime, crafted from the “Queen of Portuguese grapes,” Touriga Nacional. Most often made into ripe, rich reds, it shows off a different side in rosé form. The Touriga expresses its floral and mineral personality in refreshing fashion. 

Winemaking Notes: All bunches are inspected for quality on a sorting table before they are gently crushed and moved by gravity into temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Following a maceration period of three to six hours, the lightly colored juice is run off the skins and slowly fermented at 54ºF (12ºC) to preserve the full aromatic expression. The minimal maceration and careful, slow cold fermentation yield a wine which is classic Touriga, yet completely new. 

Pairing Suggestions: Maçanita Touriga Nacional Em Rose is a wine made for warm weather celebrations! Delicious as an aperitif, this wine is also a great pairing with raw seafood preparations, fresh vegetables and Asian food. 

Tasting Notes: Saturated rose-pink. On the nose, fresh crushed strawberries, bing cherries and cherry blossom aromas leap from the glass. On the palate, juicy and fresh, with beautiful texture and balance. Sour and Bing cherry, fresh and macerated strawberries, and a touch of white pepper spice all in abundance.