Combining Portuguese varietals and Roman winemaking techniques created a sumptuous dessert wine we named Retico, an ancient Roman term for drying grapes.
Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Bastardo and Sousa
Winemaking details: Grapes were semi-dried to intensify flavors. This wine is a blend of the best vintages of the decade. Using the solera method, the wine was kept in French oak to take on the qualities of a tawny port.
Tasting Notes: Reminiscent of a tawny port, our Retico offers the same depth, complexity and beauty. Intense sweet aromatics of dried fruit—plums, berries and Mission figs—mingle with roasted nuts to create a seductive invitation into this luscious wine. The smooth, round entry and mouthfeel satiate the palate with rich, concentrated flavors of cherry, plum, grilled figs and hazelnuts. Spice notes weave through the jammy flavors, as do hints of butterscotch and caramel as the wine lingers on.