The climate in 2008 was somewhat irregular registering in April and May precipitation above the mean average followed by a very dry summer and then a normal September, with precipitation from the 21st to the 23rd of September, followed by dryness until harvest time. The temperatures offered a slightly warmer Spring and a slightly cooler Summer. There was also less than average light during this year. These factors created favourable conditions for the appearance of diseases, such as powdery mildew, and our control needed to be very rigorous and attentive. The resulting harvest was very balanced with more moderate alcoholic content.
With impeccable pest and disease control in the context of environmental stewardship and an eco friendly culture, supported by rigorous work in the vineyard, we were able to carefully select for this wine a portion of Tinta Roriz and another Of Touriga Nacional, both with 20 years of age. The aging process was done in one year old French and American Oak Barrels for a period of 12 months, the final product has a composition of 75% Tinta Roriz and 25% Touriga Nacional.
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