Frango grelhado (grilled chicken with peri-peri and garlic)
Made by Duorum, a joint venture between João-Portugal Ramos of the Alentejo and José Maria Soares Franco, ex Barca Velha. The vines are in two sites in the Douro: in the Cima Corgo (middle Douro) and the Alto Douro, where there is a large investment in a winery and 45 Ha of new plantings at the beautifully situated Castelo Melhor, perched above a remote section of the Douro. 70 Ha of vines are also rented. José-Luis Moreira da Silva is the oenologist and João Perry Vidal is the viticulturist.
A very good year, possibly even great!
Another drought year a little more difficult than 2009.
A drought year, so yields are small but concentrated wines resulted.
After a slow start to the year, summer was dry and cool, the resulting
wines are good.
Produced for Tanners by the impressive winemaking duo of João Portugal Ramos and José-Maria Soares Franco (who used to make Portugal's most famous red, Barca Velha) this is an impressively well balanced Douro red at an attractive price, with subtle, spicy oak, good minerality and acidity and tarry, brambly fruit.
www.timatkin.com, 15th September 2013
With a sweet, black-cherry nose and floral overtones, this is another Duoro [sic] that's deliciously smooth in the mouth. It's a seriously drinkable red with lovely fruit purity.
Sunday Express, 17th March 2013
Vibrant and supple with spicy blueberry flavours, and has an engaging 1969 label design.
House and Garden, May 2013
An own-label, excellent-value Portuguese red from one of the longest-established regional wine merchants. Made from mostly port grapes such as Touriga Nacional, this is really juicy and brambly, with hints of herbs and spices, extremely easy to drink and ideal for pasta or barbecue-grilled meats.
The Independent on Sunday, 4th August 2013
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