In 2009, Michel Chapoutier picked out a plot in the Douro Valley. A small – very small – plot of 3 hectares, but full of promise: Eleivera. Here, the winters are tough, the summer a long, dry heatwave. To get sufficient output, Michel Chapoutier joined forces with local producers and worked with them to grow touriga nacional, a typical Portuguese grape. The result was Pinteivera and Eleivera, two representatives of this region, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Terroir: Highly altered schist soil on the surface with a subsoil of unaltered schist from 30-40cm.
Harvest: The grapes are hand-picked in small crates of 20kg.
Vinification: in small tanks with a long vatting of more than 4 weeks.
Maturing: The wine is matured in concrete tanks and French oak barrels of 2 to 4 years.
This wine is 100% Touriga Nacional.
The apperance is elegant, pale yellow flecked with green. The nose is fresh, fruity aromas of peaches and pears with citrus notes. The palate is clean and fresh on entry, with perceptible volume on the mid-palate. The finish is broad and taut with citrus aromas.
ABV = 13.5%.