Gateway Douro is a red blend of 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz and 20% Touriga Nacional. 2015 is a distinctive vintage which resulted in producing first-rate wines. Yields were relatively low with excellent fruit quality. 2015 was dryer with some humidity towards harvest time. Gateway was picked just before the September rains. Harvested at optimum ripeness, the grapes are de-stemmed and crushed on arrival at the cellar. Fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks at 27° Centigrade.
Gateway Douro is ruby red in color with medium body and nice balance. It offers ripe red fruits with hints of raspberry and a spicy character. Long and rich on the finish.
Gateway Douro will pair well with grilled meats and pasta.