This wine derives from a rigorous selection of grapes produced in the oldest vineyards of the Quinta: Vale Grande, Cabeço das Pulgas, Casa das Máquinas, Três encostas and Poente da Viola. This results in a blend of varieties in which Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca usually represent 90% and are complemented by Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinto Cão.
In the mouth it is vibrant, showing an excellent integration of the wood, a surprisingly large variety of flavours, and a very long aftertaste.
After being crushed, the grapes were cooled down and trodden by foot during four hours in granite lagares and then transferred to small-refrigerated stainless steel vinifying vats. In this vintage approximately 10% of the wines fermented with stems. Each grape variety and vineyard is vinified separately. The final blend is only made before bottling. All the wine was matured in French Allier oak barriques (225 litres), 45% new and 55% second usage.