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2011 Quinta do Cachao Touriga Nacional

Smooth, mellow red
Oaking: Light
Touriga Franca
Douro, Portugal
Detailed Product Information

Appellation: Douro
Vintage: 2011

100% Touriga Franca grapes, intense ruby colour, velvet, long aftertaste and cask aged.

Producer Information

Quinta do Cachao: Based at Mealhada in the Bairrada region Caves Messias was founded in 1926 by Mr. Messias Baptista and is still owned and run by the same familly. Messias owns estates in several regions, amongst them Dao, Bairrada, Douro and Beiras. Messias has a strong policy of developing and using Portuguese grape varieties, which together with the use of modern technology produces unique wines of great quality. The estate of Quinta do Cachao was purchased by Messias in 1956 in a very run down condition but it has since been restored at a very high level. The vineyards are classidied 'A' the top classification in the Douro. The grape varieties planted are all indiginous to Portugal and are those used in Port production.

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