Sa de Baixo
“This is Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) from the Douro – there is a lovely juicy core with subtle savoury notes and a lifted floral delicacy. Punches above its weight.” – Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner, 2016
“SUPER, well-priced red from Portugal’s Douro valley. A blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca grapes with a nose of ripe, black fruits and just a note of spice. The palate, dominated by rich, summer fruit flavours, is medium to full bodies with relaxed tannins.” – Mathew Nugent, The Irish Sun, 2015
The Douro Valley is better known for Port. This stunningly beautiful region is responsible for one of the world’s great fortified wines, but also offers some amazing red (and even white) wines. It all depends on where the vineyards are located and which direction they are facing. The cooler vineyards make some very tasty wines. Sadly the best are expensive – everything has to be done by hand here, but every now and again you come across a real bargain. This has been one of my go to value reds for a few years now.
Tasting Notes: Bramble fruits, supple and a go to favourite red.
Food Pairing: White Meat, Pasta