Synopsis, Our Opinion: Easy drinking, uncomplicated and fruity, but
a great value.
Producer/Winery: Antonio Ventura; Adega de Almeirim winery cooperative; Almeirim, Poetugal.
Grape Variety: Red blend – 30% Castelao, 30% Aragonez, 30% Trincadeira Preta and 10% Other.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Tejo, Portugal.
Price: $11.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken meatloaf with Madeira sauce, roasted potatoes and beets.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, light ruby color with the same color rim. Earthy ripe fruit aromas with hints of smoke and coffee. Smooth entry, fresh and velvety mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 200-grit texture. Tart cherry and other dark fruit flavors. Thin, but well balanced acidity, well integrated light tannins and a long tart fruit finish that ends with an uplifting juicy fruit, peppery and dusty taste. This wine was just what we were looking for to pair with a simple chicken meatloaf dinner. It was a good, inexpensive and versersital red “week night” wine. We called it easy drinking, uncomplicated and fruity, but a great value.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: 40mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 5 602016 021014
Imported by: BonHomie Wine Imports; South Orange, New Jersey.