Altano Naturalmente, Organic Douro Tinto, Symington 2019

PR03819
Big and concentrated with a delightful violet scented nose and plenty of fresh, brambly fruit, spice and ripe tannins. From the Vilariça Valley near the Spanish border.
£11.80 per bottle
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Producer Symington Family Estates
Type Red
ABV 14.0%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Area Douro
Style Medium-bodied
Vintage 2019
Major Grape Port Blend
Grapes Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca
Drinking Guide Drink Now
More Features Environmentally Friendly , Organic
Food Match Lamb, Braised
Notes Environmentally-Friendly, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan
Press Reviews

The Symington family are one of the biggest names in port – owning a number of well-known brands such as Dow’s and Cockburn’s. Their organic Altano Organic Douro Red 2019 [has] brambly, juicy flavours, a touch of spice and a lovely smooth mouthful. A perfect wine for baked pasta or a Portuguese dish of pork and clams.
Terry Kirby, www.theindependent.co.uk, 17th October 2020

Don’t see many organic wines from the Douro, but here’s a good one, at an affordable price point. It’s from the Vilariça Valley in the Douro Superior where the Symingtons have quite a lot of vineyards.

The Symingtons have over 100 hectares of organic vineyards in the Douro Superior subregion, the warmest and least steep bit of the region, which makes them the largest organic producers in the Douro. This is a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. It has lovely floral aromatics of sweet black cherries and blackberries with some notes of olives and fine green herbs. The palate is really fresh and focused with good tannins and acidity, and lovely supple black fruits, with some tar and olive hints. Very fresh and drinkable, this is a lovely wine, showing brightness that would be so easy to lose to jamminess in this warm region. Tremendous value at this price. 92/100
Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com, 10th October 2020

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Plenty of rainfall in the first part of 2020 set up the vineyards perfectly to weather the heatwave in the summer giving small yields of deeply concentrated wines. In 2019 Portugal escaped the heatwave of the rest of Europe meaning the wines are wonderfully aromatic and elegant. Tiny yields for the second year in a row in 2018, after the previous year’s drought finally broke in spectacular fashion. Heavy rain caused soil erosion and hail was also a problem. A hot summer saved what was left in terms of quality but could not make up for the yields already lost. 2017 proved to be a hot, dry year with one of the earliest harvests on record and yields down about 35% but the quality is very good for table wine. 2016 was a complex but ultimately satisfying year with a wet winter followed by a summer that was drier and warmer than usual; the resulting wines show great balance and concentration in both red and white. 2015 was excellent and reds and whites have depth and concentration. Cooler conditions in 2014 produced some of the best whites yet. After a slow start, 2013 gave high quality wines in the end, drinking well now. 2012 was a low-yielding vintage which produced concentrated reds with good acidity that should keep. A drought year in 2011 gave great quality wines, whilst 2010 produced plenty of wine, some of which lacked a little definition. Another hot year in 2009 meant good ripeness but alcohol levels are high.

The Symington family are one of the biggest names in port – owning a number of well-known brands such as Dow’s and Cockburn’s. Their organic Altano Organic Douro Red 2019 [has] brambly, juicy flavours, a touch of spice and a lovely smooth mouthful. A perfect wine for baked pasta or a Portuguese dish of pork and clams.
Terry Kirby, www.theindependent.co.uk, 17th October 2020

Don’t see many organic wines from the Douro, but here’s a good one, at an affordable price point. It’s from the Vilariça Valley in the Douro Superior where the Symingtons have quite a lot of vineyards.

The Symingtons have over 100 hectares of organic vineyards in the Douro Superior subregion, the warmest and least steep bit of the region, which makes them the largest organic producers in the Douro. This is a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. It has lovely floral aromatics of sweet black cherries and blackberries with some notes of olives and fine green herbs. The palate is really fresh and focused with good tannins and acidity, and lovely supple black fruits, with some tar and olive hints. Very fresh and drinkable, this is a lovely wine, showing brightness that would be so easy to lose to jamminess in this warm region. Tremendous value at this price. 92/100
Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com, 10th October 2020

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