PORTUGAL : ALTENEJO : PORTALEGRE
Grand Noir de la Calmette, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, Castelão, Aragónez, Arinto, Fernão Pires
MED-BODIED, STRAWBERRY, BLACK CHERRY, ORANGE PEEL, LICORICE, EARTH, USED OAKThe complex, elegant, and even — dare we say it — Burgundian (??) wines of Vitor Claro and Rita Ferreira at Dominó Winery come from a small, old vine vineyard of co-planted varietals in the Portalegre district of Alentejo, which is known for its uniquely cool climate in an otherwise warm region. ‘Salão Frio’ is their first — and, to date, most important — wine. A true pleasure to drink, it pairs well with a remarkable range of flavors, and is blessedly only about 11% alcohol (because just one glass is certainly not enough).
FOOD PAIRING: Thanksgiving
Portugal : Vinho Verde : 2013
Arinto , Azal
DRY, LIGHT BODIED, SPRITZ, FRESH, AROMATIC, CITRUS, NO OAK
FOOD PARING: Seafood & Aperitif
$12Portugal : Dao
Portugal : Douro
Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
MEDIUM-BODIED, RIPE RED FRUIT, CEDAR, COCOA, SPICE, NEUTRAL OAK
PORTUGAL : BEIRAS : BAIRRADA
LIGHT-BODIED, RASPBERRY, CREAMY, CRISP, NEUTRAL OAK
Filipa Pato is a classically trained Portuguese winemaker following in the footsteps of her father, Luis Pato. The bouquet is fragrant with citrus and berries, while the palate has ample acidity and length.