Red Wine Templarios Colheita Selecionada
One premium red wine, from the Tejo region in Portugal.
Colheita Selecionada in Portuguese means: Selected Harvest. And this wine it’s really a fabulous red wine with persistent finish, pleasant and with well-structured tannins. It’s velvety with hints of blueberries, ripe black plum and light toast.
Enjoy it with red meat, game dishes and cheese.
ABV: 13.5% vol.
Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks
Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container.
Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity.
Appellation: Vinho Regional Tejo
Origin: Tomar, Portugal
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25% and Merlot 25%
Controlled maturation of each variety, the harvest begins in September at the ideal point of ripeness, manual harvest in 20 kg boxes.
After total destemming, the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature between 26 to 28 ° C, accompanied by gentle daily pumping while respecting the integrity of the grape berry.
Once the desired concentration of color, aromas and tannins is reached, the solid part of the liquid of the wort is separated and the malolactic fermentation of the wine is encouraged for later stabilization and stage.
5 months in French and American oak barrels, gives the wine greater complexity but always respecting the grape variety.
Intense aroma with notes of ripe red fruits, vanilla and spices.
In the mouth it reveals velvety with nuances of blueberries, ripe black plum and light toast.
Persistent finish with pleasant and well-structured tannins.
ABV: 13.5% vol.
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
"This would likely be my pick of the red litter. lt seems fuller than it is on first attack and pleasingly fruity thereafter, yet, it has nice structure, too, and the structure takes over. After some aeration, it finishes a little hard edged in its youth, but with a nice, slightly earthy character, tinged with a little oak. That should integrate nicely with time. Drink now. - 88pts - Mark Squires 2011
"The aroma shines with Syrah perfumes, while the palate brings together great ripe perfumed and spiced fruit, smooth, rich and dense."
89pts - Roger Voss 2/1/2012
- Gold Concurso de Vinhos do Tejo 2016
- Silver Mundus Vini 2016
- Silver Texsom IWA 2016
- Silver Challenge Int. Vin 2016
- 87pts. Wine Enthusiast
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.
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.
Bold dark-fruit flavors, often with hints of spice, leather and violet. Touriga Nacional has firm tannins shows great aging potential.
Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France.
Been introduced in the Tejo region with very good results in the production of red wines.
It is a grape used for producing wines of a particular texture, rather than a particular taste, relying on organoleptic properties other than just flavor and aroma.
Smooth, rounded and "easy drinking" are common descriptions of Merlot wines. The main reason for this is that Merlot grapes are relatively large in relation to their pips and the thickness of the skins, in which tannins are found. For this reason, the variety is used to soften wines made from more tannic varieties.
Merlot is often dismissed as a reliable blending variety. It is often used to great effect in this capacity, and is responsible (alongside Cabernet Sauvignon) for some of the most famous wines in the world.
The vineyards are planted in deep soil of schist origin and clay-limestone, dry on the surface and rich in water the transition to the underground. Equipped with drop-by-drop irrigation, to control the level of water stress, the vineyards have driven systems that guarantee sun exposure and aeration necessary for more balanced maturation and high quality grapes based on a selection of the best regional, national and International grapes varieties.
Red varieties: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Castelão, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.
White varieties: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Moscatel Galego Branco, Moscatel Roxo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling e Gewürztraminer.
Wines from the Tejo region
Family-owned estate winery with 30 hectares. Dedicated to producing wines of exemplary quality, enhanced by a regional character.
Our story starts with a passion for wine and the Templars history when, back in 1989, we discover old vineyards left to natural succession near Tomar, a city located in the center of Portugal and founded by the Knights Templar. Nourished by a sunny, warm and dry climate, relative cool nights, with limestone-clay and schistose soils, this fertile agriculture region has excellent natural conditions for grape growing.
Inspired by the multi-centenary Templar’s art of winemaking in this region, we embraced our new ambition by building a state-of-the-art winery and gradually restructured the vineyards to achieve a balance of young/old vines, all under the supervision of an experienced technical team.
Reaching top 3 in one of the largest international wine competition strengthened our focus on making world-class wines at affordable prices. Our dedication to quality is consistently recognized by several Gold and Silver medals in rigorous wine competitions and 85+ ratings (Very Good) in renowned international publications.
- 6 Bottles
- 110 Boxes