Curtimenta translates to "tanning" but is colloquially used to point something out that is dark or tanned. Like the color of this Portuguese orange wine. The exact blend is 65% Touriga Nacional (juice) + 30% Sauvignon Blanc + 5% Arinto and Fernão Pires (skins). Certified Organic. Unfined and unfiltered, with no added SO2.
Winemaking: A very unique vinification. The Touriga Nacional is direct-pressed whole-cluster, the Sauvignon is destemmed. The juices are then blended and macerate on Arinto and Fernão Pires skins for three months. The wine then ages nine months in oak and chestnut barrels.