This wine has an intense garnet-red color, with complex aromas of ripe black fruits, jam and vanilla. In the mouth it has a full volume, with elegant tannins is long lasting and persistent.
It should be drunk at 16ºC complementing meat and game, oven baked dishes and ripened cheeses.
The long tradition of Quinta da Lagoalva as a wine producer was certified in 1888, in the Portuguese Industry Exhibition, in which was represented by 600 wooden casks.
The 45 ha of vineyards of Quinta da Lagoalva are located in the best "terroirs" of the Ribatejo region and comprise both national and international varieties of grapes with the best characteristics to produce excellent wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Alvarinho, Arinto, Fernão Pires, Verdelho, Chardonnay are used in the production of white wines, while Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, TintaRoriz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shyrah, Tannat and Castelão are essential to the production of red wines.
40% Alfocheiro, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional.
Grown in small plots, the selected grapes are handpicked into boxes and arrive at the wine cellar in the morning. After 3 days of pre-fermenting maceration, alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel open vats at 24ºC. The musts are hydraulically pressed and the malolactic fermentation takes place in new or one year old French oak barrels, where it ages during 14 months.