Tons de Duorum Red 2009

Tons de Duorum is inspired by the bright colors that result from the reflection of the sun on the Douro River ("tons" means color nuance), creating different tones in the vineyards. This wine expresses the terroir of the fantastic Douro region, the result of a unique interaction between nature and human effort. Made from a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz sourced from the Castelo Melhor and Costodio vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Tons is ruby red in color with violet tones. The nose is dominated by aromas of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and prunes, blending beautifully with spicy secondary aromas from barrel aging. Well-balanced acidity, soft and ripe tannins, and a persistent finish result in an elegant wine.

Food Pairing

Pair with red meats, barbecue, rich pasta, and hard cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Quinta Castelo Melhor and Quinta do Custódio
Vineyard size
325 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Training method
Guyot and Cordon Royat
Elevation
495-1,650 feet
Vines/acre
1,200-2,000
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Northern/Northeastern
Year vineyard planted
1980; 2007
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
2008
Bottles produced of this wine
200,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional and 20% Tinta Roriz
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
2-3 years old
Length of alcoholic fermentation
5 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers and delestage
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and barrels
Length of bottle aging
3 months
Size of aging container
225 and 300 L
Type of oak
French and American oak
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
<4.0 g/L
Acidity
5.5 g/L
Dry extract
35.9 g/L

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