Deep, brooding style with a meaty bouquet that shows flashes of sweet spices and ripe blackberry and raspberry. The palate is full bodied, rich and ultra-smooth. Hedonistic, mosaic and with a never-ending finish - a great Portuguese red.
Pair with Portuguese-style steak or barbecued spare ribs.
The 'little brother' of Quinta do Judeu's top wine
shows beautifully on release, displays a typical Douro profile and boasts indulgent smoothness. A classic Douro blend of Touriga Nacional
, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinta Barroca and Tinta Amarela, the berries are pressed by human foot, as has been the long-standing tradition here. Winemaker Emídio Bacelar
ages the young wine for 5 months in French oak
barrels of varying age.
Quinta do Judeu, which dates from 1932 and is owned by the Alves de Carvalho family, takes its name from the Roman-Jewish statue that keeps watch from its roof. The estates spans 27 hectares planted solely to Port grapes and with vines ranging in age from 5-85 years. The starkly-beautiful Douro valley in northern Portugal is famous for its fortified wine, Port, but production is in fact evenly split between Port and table wines. The terraced, vertiginous slopes that characterise the region are composed of tough schist and granite.