Red Wine Herdade dos Templarios Grande Escolha DOC do Tejo

Premium red wine from the Tejo region in Portugal.

One fantastic red wine produced only with the Portuguese grape variety Touriga Nacional.

Enjoy it with red meat dishes and game dishes.

Appellation: DOC Tejo
Origin: Tomar, Portugal
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional - 100%
ABV: 14% vol.

Selective and manual Harvest in 20 kg boxes

Ageing 15 months in French and American oak barrels

Winemaker tasting notes:
Complex aroma with woody and ripe black-colored fruits notes almost jam. In the mouth it shows a perfect balance between the ripe fruits and the spice and cocoa notes. Long-lasting and velvety finish with hints of honey and jam.

Awards:
Silver Mundus Vini 2015
Silver AWC Vienna 2015
Bronze Challenge Int. Vin 2016
16.5 / 20pts “Paixao pelo Vinho” Wine magazine

The Grapes

Touriga Nacional

As Portugal’s most well-known grape variety, it has made a nice home for itself in the Tejo region. Producing wines with high tannins, full body and flavors like dark berries, plums and purple flowers, the grape thrives in southern Portugal’s warm climate.

The Vineyards

The vineyards are planted in deep soil of schist origin and clay-limestone, dry on the surface and rich in water the transition to the underground. Equipped with drop-by-drop irrigation, to control the level of water stress, the vineyards have driven systems that guarantee sun exposure and aeration necessary for more balanced maturation and high quality grapes based on a selection of the best regional, national and International grapes varieties.
Red varieties: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Castelão, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
White varieties: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Moscatel Galego Branco, Moscatel Roxo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.



Wines from the Tejo region

Family-owned estate winery with 30 hectares. Dedicated to producing wines of exemplary quality, enhanced by a regional character.

Our story starts with a passion for wine and the Templars history when, back in 1989, we discover old vineyards left to natural succession near Tomar, a city located in the center of Portugal and founded by the Knights Templar. Nourished by a sunny, warm and dry climate, relative cool nights, with limestone-clay and schistose soils, this fertile agriculture region has excellent natural conditions for grape growing.

Inspired by the multi-centenary Templar’s art of winemaking in this region, we embraced our new ambition by building a state-of-the-art winery and gradually restructured the vineyards to achieve a balance of young/old vines, all under the supervision of an experienced technical team.

Reaching top 3 in one of the largest international wine competition strengthened our focus on making world-class wines at affordable prices. Our dedication to quality is consistently recognized by several Gold and Silver medals in rigorous wine competitions and 85+ ratings (Very Good) in renowned international publications.

For more information about our wines, please visit our website.

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