PORTUGAL : DOURO
Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete, and others
FULL-BODIED, RED BERRIES, BLUE FRUIT, LEATHER, TOBACCO, EARTH, OAK
A concentrated, powerful blend of more than twenty indigenous varietals from 80 year old vines (“Vinhas Velhas” means “old vines” in Portuguese). Spontaneous fermentation with ambient yeasts occurs in traditional granite lagar (1000L); the wine is then aged in used French oak barrels for 3 months. Unfined; unfiltered.
FARMING : Organic
PAIR WITH : Chanfana (Portuguese Lamb or Goat Stew)
UNITED STATES : OREGON
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
STRAWBERRY, WATERMELON, TART CHERRY
ITALY : ABRUZZO : MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH
CHILE : CENTRAL VALLEY
FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, BLACKBERRY JAM, PLUM, OAK
Approachable yet structured, this classic Chilean Malbec has lots of beautifully intense red fruit flavors followed by a dash black pepper and light touches of oak-derived notes like vanilla and chocolate.