WINE TYPE: Red
VARIETAL: 60% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Sousao
APPELLATION: Douro DOC
Winemakers Mateus Nicolau de Almeida and Eduardo Lopes began Muxagat Vinhos in the village of Muxagata in 2002 in a garage, which they quickly outgrew. The next year they took over the granite cellars of an abandoned winery in the nearby town of Meda. The winery is ow led by Susana Lopes, along with Ana Sofia Silva and well-known winemaker Luis Seabra. Muxagat takes full advantage of the steep-sloped vineyards and cooler climate of the remote upper Douro region. to produce big, yet fresh wines showcasing the region and its grapes. One of the few wineries in the world that utilize the classic process of fermentation with foot stomping; this bottle is foot stomped for one week. The aromatics a loaded with black, earthy fruit along with spices and a touch of cocoa. On the palate the wine shows good structure, a tad bit of richness along with perfectly integrated tannins and acidity.