Grape Variety: Bairrada blend – 40% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional
and 30% Tinta Roriz.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bairrada; Beiras, Portugal.
Price: $13.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Venison with Marsala and onion sauce, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and green beans.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark garnet/purple color with a lighter more purple rim. A little bit of a funky aroma with red fruit and zesty spice. Smooth entry, intense, dry, very tart dusty mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Dark fruit flavors with spicy pepper and clove. A high level of zippy acidity, surprisingly SOFT tannins and a finish that sparkles with mouthwatering bitter fruit sensations. From start to finish it was filled with savory fruit flavors and invigorating acidity that came alive with each sip. A true BARGAIN Portuguese wine.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 5 601664 143987
Imported by: Aidil Wines & Liquors; New Bedford, Massuchusstts.