Premium quality Tejo red wine
Produced in Portugal, in the Tejo Region at Tomar. It’s classified as one DOC do Tejo red wine.The Convento de Tomar Reserva Tejo red wine has an intense garnet color with violet hues.
Deep and intense aroma of ripe fruit, with flower notes and a little touch of spices.
Concentrated in the mouth, full-bodied, with fine tannins present but elegant.
The fruit proves to be quite intense, with spicy hints; Long, harmonious and elegant finish.
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon – 25% Syrah – 25%
Vinification: Selective manual harvesting in 20 kg boxes.
Total destemming followed by natural and spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature at 26ºC.
After the malolactic fermentation is followed a slight stage in French and American oak barrel, maintaining the original character of the grape varieties, which will promote a better evolution and balance of the wine.
- Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.
- pH 3,54
- Total acidity: 5,6 g/l
- Reducing sugars: 3,8 g/l
Originally a 12th-century Templar stronghold, when the order was dissolved in the 14th century the Portuguese branch was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, that later supported Portugal’s maritime discoveries of the 15th century. The Convent and Castle complex is a historic and cultural monument which was listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage list in 1983.
Gold medal at Premium Select International Wine Challenge – ProWein 2017 for the red wine Convento de Tomar tinto Reserva 2013.
Gold = Top Level, outstanding, world-class.
Very good wine to pairing with red meat or game dishes.
The Tejo region is located in the very heart of Portugal, a short drive from the capital city of Lisbon. Pulsing with a rich heritage, Tejo claims a bounty of historical treasures scanning the pages of time, from Roman ruins and Gothic castles, to Manueline monasteries and medieval hilltop villages. To the Portuguese, Tejo is known as the land of vineyards, olive groves, cork forests, Mertolengo cattle, and the famous Lusitano horses.
Viticulture has deep roots in Tejo and it is heralded as one of the oldest wine producing regions in the country. Vineyards have graced the banks of the Tejo River (Tagus in English) since Roman times, and the influence of past grape-growing cultures is evident in the many architectural relics dotting the landscape.
Formerly known as Ribatejo, since 2009 the region has now simply been called Tejo, a tribute to the river that has defined its landscape, climate and economy for centuries. The river can also be credited for shaping the distinct Tejo terroir, making the surrounding plains and riverbanks an ideal terrain to cultivate Portugal’s native grapes.
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It can be found in the historic city of Tomar, located in the Santarem District in the northwest part of the Tejo region, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, and was originally the Knights Templar fortress.
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.
Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world.
It has found a special niche and style in the Tejo Region, one of the few Portuguese winegrowing regions where it can ripen to perfection.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those varieties that can be termed “enriching”; deeply colored and thick-skinned, it can spice up blends, imbuing body and consistency to well-composed, perfumed, fruity and spicy wines.
It is rarely bottled as a varietal wine in the Tejo, but is present in small amounts to give structure in many wines.
Appreciated for its versatility, resistance and correctness it yields wines of immense longevity that age with elegance and security.
Of all the non-Portuguese varieties to be grown here, Syrah has best adapted to the Tejo climate, adjusting easily to the searing summer heat with its interminable hours of sunshine and extreme temperatures.
Big robust and full-bodied wines with lots of fruit, some pepper, usually spicy, sometimes powerful and alcoholic.
Wines from early-ripening grapes are accessible when young, smooth and inviting with good cellaring potential.
Enjoy the red wine Convento de Tomar Reserva with red meat dishes, game dishes and cheese.
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