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Red Blend

Silk & Spice Red Blend

Tasting Notes

Intense, deep ruby color, with a bright red rim. The predominant flavors are ripe, cooked black fruits. Sweet notes of vanilla and hints of mocha. The first impression in the mouth is rich and full. Excellent balance of tannins and acidity, with a long, smooth finish.

Varieties

40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Baga

Technical Notes

Grapes were harvested by variety. Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and carried to fermentation vats, where the vinification process occurs. Alcoholic fermentation took place for around 8 days, at an average temperature of 79°F. After the alcoholic fermentation, the must was racked to separate the wine from the rough sediments. It then rested in stainless steel vats up until the bottling day.

Food Pairing

The balanced profile of this wine and the easy tasting it provides makes it suitable to be enjoyed while dining outside. It is also wonderful when paired with grilled meat and cheeseburgers.

Did you know fact

Silk & Spice adds new significance to the famous 16th century trade route between Europe and Asia. The 'Spice Route' was created by Portuguese explorers in 1498. It brought the Western World exciting new flavors such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. This red wine is a modern expression of some of those spices and aromas, its extraordinary, rich flavors born of Portugal’s indigenous grapes and unique terrain.

Awards
90 Points Best Buy

Vintage - 2014

90 Points Best Buy, Top 100 of 2017

Vintage - 2015

90 Points Best Buy, Top 100 of 2018, #15

Vintage - 2016

91 Points Best Buy

Vintage - 2017

91 Points Gold Medal

Vintage - 2018

90 Best Buy

Vintage - 2018