Mux Tinto is sourced from two parcels with schistous soils, one at an altitude of 250 meters in Foz Côa, facing north. The other is at an altitude of 550 meters in Meda facing south. The wine, which is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão, is crushed by foot in traditional granite lagares. It is fermented in steel tanks with indigenous yeasts, after which the wine is aged in Austrian and French oak barrels for 14 months.
Deep red in color, this wine’s nose reveals the freshness resulting from high-altitude vineyards. The Touriga Nacional yields notes of balsam, mint, and wood, while the Touriga Franca contributes red fruit aromas. The wine is strong and fresh on the palate, with a perfect balance between acidity and firm tannins and a long, soft finish.
This wine pairs well with roast beef, magret de canart, and brie or camembert cheese.