This very historic property, originally a Cistercian monastery founded in 1227, has had vines growing on its land since at least 1397. In the 16th century the order of the Capuchin friars took over the monastery, hence the name ‘Quinta dos Capuchos’.
Foot trodden in traditional lagares and aged for 14-18 months in oak barrels. Black fruit aromas on the nose and some chocolate with a slight floral touch as well as spices, balsamic and vanilla. Powerful and full-bodied but balanced by fresh acidity which keeps the fruit bright and shows a hint of limestone mineral character.
...an elegantly powerful blend of touriga nacional and syrah, with black fruits, some balsamic and spicy hints, shot though with balancing minerality.- Terry Kirby, The Independant