Portugal. The Wines.

portoportugalTues-Thurs Tasting
Sept 1-Sept 3

From the port city of Porto to the high plains of Dao, this week we take a tour of Portugal and some of its most famous wine regions. Featuring:

  • Tiroliro Branco, Vinho Verde — Grown about 25 miles from the seaside city of Porto, this classic Vinho Verde combines 4 regional grapes (Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura and Avesso) to create the bright, effervescent white that makes the region famous: green apple, elderflower, and lemon zest end with a nice minerality. $12 btl, $6 btg
  • Tiroliro Rosé, Vinho Verde – Inspired by the famous Portuguese folk song “Tiro Liro” (about a beautiful young girl) this beautiful rosé combines 3 local grapes (Espadeiro, Touriga Nacional, Vinhão) that are picked and aged on the lees to give it its vibrant color and flavours: bright red raspberry, strawberry and blackberry notes combine with a touch of slate. $12 btl, $6 btg
  • Dirk Niepoort Rotulo Tinto, Dao – The Niepoort family has been famous for their ports and wines since the early 1800s and this silky red is no exception. Grown in the high-altitude region of Dao, which is famous for its red blends, this combination of 4 local varietals (dominated by Touriga Nacional, the main grape in port) is from old-vine growth and aged in concrete to let the fruit flavours shine through: dark plum and black berries combine with allspice, pepper and a hint of earth. $19 btl, $8 btg

Paired with: Portuguese Shrimp & Sausage Flatbread

Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20085822

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