Douro Tinto 2013

75cl Lavradores de Feitoria Tinta Roriz, Barroca, Francisca, Touriga Nacional Portugal > Douro Juicy, easy drinking
This a traditional Douro blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. Medium in body with nice freshness and beautiful ripe plum and raspberry fruit flavours and some smooth, velvety tannins. Soft and silky in the mouth with a clean, fresh, long finish. Try this with grilled meats, charcuterie or hard cheeses

Lavradores de Feitoria is a very interesting project that began in 2000. It is a joint venture between 15 owners of some of the best vineyards and quintas in the Douro Valley, with a clear and strong commitment to quality. Two distinct ranges of wines are produced under the Lavradores label, Firstly, single quinta wines, made from one single estate. Not all Quintas produce their own wine, but only four or five, chosen by a tasting panel (Dirk Niepoort is involved here), these wines being produced when a particular Quinta performs particularly well in that vintage. These wines are generally some of the Douro’s finest and are complex, structured wines with a capacity for ageing.Secondly, blends are produced by a strict selection of grapes from different Quintas under the “Douro” and “Tres Bagos” labels, these wines are showing a typical Douro character in an approachable, ready-to-drink style.The style of wine produced, right through the range, is all about elegance and balance. A common trait is freshness, drinkability and an ability to combine with food.

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