The Inaugural release of Locations Portugal; A blend of Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, and Touriga Franca sourced primarily from the northern region of Douro, with the remainder coming from the Alentejo region to the south.
The glass opens with a triple layered aroma of savory peppercorn and cocoa, jasmine flowers, and black fruit. The immediate dark chocolate structure provides the canvas on which black cherries, roasted lamb, and exotic spices intermingle. The wine finishes with the tapering dark chocolate structure and culminates with hints of vanilla.
The wild and rugged mountain region of Douro is cut off from the influences of the Atlantic by the Serra do Marão mountain range. These sheltered conditions combined with the sparse rainfall and steep rocky slopes enable the gnarled old vines to yield small amounts of concentrated berries which produce an amazingly rich, complex wine.
By contrast the gentle hills of the Alentejo and its many sub-regions, produce rich and fruity wines with a freshness and complexity derived from the warmer days, cooler nights and varying soil types. Blending the two regions and traditional varietals has enabled us to craft a harmonious wine with a magnitude of silky, rich layers, one worthy of carrying the Locations name.