Story of the wine:
Most grapes grown in the upper Douro valley, until the 1980s were used for Port. Since the 1990s there has been a revolution in the valley and many great red and white non fortified wines are being produced. The Duorum estate, started in 2007 and named after the two men, old friends, people who established the winery, Maria Soares Franco – who was for many years in charge of the iconic Douro wine Barca Velho – and Joao Portugal Ramos.The wines are also a blend of two altitudes, and from two different vineyard parcels. The name Tons means “tones of” or “hues of”.
Grape(s): 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz
Area: From vineyards on 2 estates in the upper Douro near the town of Villa Nova da Foz Coa on the shadier, north-facing left bank of the River Douro.
Vines per ha.: On the terraces it is around 3,000 vines per ha. On the rest of the states it is about 4-5,000 vines
Av. age of vines: 5-20 years old
Vinification: There is a 12-24 hour pre-fermentation maceration followed by a fermentation at 250C. There is a malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 50% of the wine is aged in French oak barriques for 6 months. It is bottled 6 months later.
Pack size: 6 x 75cl
Regional dish Cabrito
for this wine Roast Kid
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A deliciously brambley nose a firm ripeness. A rich fruitiness on the palate with a soft dryness on a long finish.
2) Formerly the preserve of Port wine the Douro is now producing spectacular table wines and the driving force behind this estate formerly made the iconic Barca Velha. A deliciously brambley nose a firm ripeness. A rich fruitiness on the palate with a soft dryness on a long finish.
Country: Portugal Region: Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Douro Grape: 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz Product code: 5811 Pack size: 6x75cl
A new estate it has won a batch of awards in Portugal. It comprises of a range of sites which means that it is able to grow vines at different altitudes and on different soils to ensure the wine’s complexity.