The tropical hardwood (Brazilian macacaúba) heads are almost a century old
No residual herbicides are used and systemic compounds are avoided whenever possible. Most treatments are copper or sulphur-based. Selected vineyards at Mouchão are irrigated, but vines are only offered water in exceptionally dry years. Vine roots are encouraged to scavenge at depth
They are mostly found on the slopes of the Mouchão Dam and adjacent to the two streams of the estate
The first Mouchão wine to be sold in bottle. Before this, all wines were sold in bulk – in skins, casks or wicker flagons
Only produced in years when grapes attain exceptional ripening quality.
The Estate’s flagship wine, first bottled in 1949
A blend of the Estate’s very best Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Syrah
Vineyard Spot:Sousel, Sousel, Portugal
Winemaker: Hamilton Reis
Our recommendation for connoisseurs: Mouchão Tonel Nº3-4
Interesting fact: 1st producer to introduce and plant Alicante Bouschet on the late 1800’s.