Smart Dog Trincadeira/Syrah, Alentejo, J P Ramos 2016
João Portugal Ramos is at the forefront of the modern Portuguese revolution. We can see why, with this fragrant creation of lavender, chocolate and spice box, with a fruit-filled palate and ripe tannins.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Mid & S Portugal|
|Grapes||Syrah & Trincadeira|
|Drinking Guide||Drink or Keep|
|Food Match||Carne de porco à Alentejana (braised pork and onion)|
A cheerful, juicy red to swig with a pizza? Australia again? Nope, this one’s from Portugal’s Alentejo. Plus a wine with a critter on the label is a winner – my dachshund-owning neighbour loved it.