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wine review: 2016 Altivo Red Dão DOC, a super value priced Portuguese red blend from the Dão

Ottawa, ON March 2018   Matt's review: An impressive and super value-priced red blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen, and Trincadeira from one of the oldest and most storied wine regions in Portugal, the Dão. Rich and fragrant with an inviting... Continue Reading →

#wine review: 2015 Cais da Ribeira Reserva Douro DOC, Portugal

Cais da Ribeira Reserva 2015. This dry Portuguese red blend incorporates some of Portugual's most popular varietals including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Touriga Barroca, and Tinta Roriz from the Douro region - the world's first demarcated and regulated wine region (1756), which is renowned for their Port production and becoming increasingly recognized for their dry red wines that offer great value as this one does! Deeply coloured, it shows black fruit, dark plum, spice, leather, mushroom, and sous bois. Dry with dusty tannins and mouthwatering acidity that makes this well suited for enjoying with rich dishes such as Portuguese braised steak & onions, or stew with Javali (wild boar) and root vegetables. Tasted March 2018. 89 points. Matt Steeves - http://www.quercusvino.ca

92+ pts #wine review: Altivo Dão Red 2015 – an outstanding value-priced wine for under $15!

Ottawa, ON August, 2017   Matt's review:  Gorgeous fragrant bouquet with dried fruit, clove, smoked bacon, sous bois, and graphite on the nose.  Beautifully balanced, it's elegant with a remarkably supple texture.  The palate shows layers of dark fruit, figs,... Continue Reading →

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