Portuguese red blend with a striking balance of power and softness
Great intensity and complexity with fruity aromas of ripe wild berries. Medium-bodied and softly textured with flavours of strawberry, cherry, cranberry and spicy black pepper. Good persistence with some leather and cocoa notes on a refined, mineral finish.
- From 35 year old vines
- Blend of Tinta Barroca,Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional/Franca
Food Pairing: Stilton w/ quince, lamb burger, black bean burrito bowl
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The history of Portugal’s fortified wine scene is well documented but nowadays, more and more winemakers are turning their hands to still wines. The range of native grapes at hand, as well as the long history in the art of blending means that the Duoro region is now producing some of the most interesting new wines out there. Quinta Dos Avidagos is one such estate. Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga are not grapes that are familiar to all. They are pillars of what is now known as the Portuguese red blend and these producers have been working with them for 400 years.