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Red Blend

Silk & Spice Red Blend

Tasting Notes

Intense red-ruby colored red wine blend characterized by aromas of ripe red fruit combined with hints of vanilla, mocha and spices. A balanced taste, with very soft tannins and a long and persistent finish.

Varieties

40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Baga, 20% Syrah and 20% Alicante Bouchet.

Technical Notes

The grapes selected for Silk & Spice come from the regions of Dão, Bairrada, and Lisboa, and are vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation and aging for about 6 months in American oak. The final blend was based on innumerable tastings and analyses carried out during this maturation period. The wine was only lightly filtered prior to bottling followed by a stage of bottle rest at a controlled temperature of 15°C for about 3 months, to achieve the bouquet and the ideal balance for consumption.

Food Pairing

Pork chops, beef stew, beef stroganoff, lasagna, and comparable dishes served with tomato-based or barbeque sauces.

Did you know fact

A wine which pays homage to the adventure of the Portuguese sailors that explored the world in the XV Century. The route from Europe to the Indian Ocean – known as the “Silk & Spice Route” – was pioneered by Vasco da Gama who rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1498. Flavors like nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper changed world cuisine, while silk from China became prized for its luxurious touch. An original XV century map on the label shows the Bay of Bengal, separating South and Southeast Asia, and the Portuguese coat of arms, a historical graphical element dating to 1248.

Awards
90 pts, Top 100 Best Buy 2017

Vintage - 2015