Douscana 2015, a wine that links Douro and Tuscany
An unusual winemaking marriage between Sangiovese from Chianti and Touriga Nacional has created the Douscana 2015 red wine.
The project began in 2014 with a meeting between the young Chianti producer Emanuela Tamburini and some Portuguese representatives of the Douro Family Estates, made up of the four families owning Quinta dos Poços, Quinta do Soque, Quinta das Bajancas and Brites Aguiar.
How an Italo-Portuguese red came to be
This Italo-Portuguese wine is made by blending equal parts of the two varieties: Sangiovese, which gives it freshness and balance, while the Touriga Nacional adds structure and longevity. The production process is followed by their respective winemakers, Andrea Bernardini and Filipa Pizarro. After separate fermentation, the two varieties are blended in Portugal and the wine is aged in mid-sized French oak barrels. This first vintage produced a total of 2.600 bottles. Priced at 25 euros.