About This Wine
The Symington name is famous in Portugal.
The family has a long and distinguished history of producing premium Vintage Port wines under such labels as Grahams, Warres, Dows and Quinta do Vesuvio. In 1999, the Symingtons began making dry table wines as well, and also embraced the trend toward organic farming.
Their Altano “Tinto” is a red wine made from four varieties of grapes grown in the Assares Vineyard, an organically farmed ranch that’s located in the Douro’s remote Vilarica Valley, close to the border with Spain. The vines range in age from 25 to 30 years, and the vineyard has been organically farmed since 2002, obtaining full organic certification in 2006.
The 2009 “Tinto” is a dry wine with an impression of sweetness provided by its luscious fruit flavors. It deliciously demonstrates that there is a lot more to Portuguese wines than Port, particularly when they grapes come from an organically farmed vineyard.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca
- Grape Source:Douro Valley, Portugal
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry Jam, Tar, Caramel, Toast and Cocoa
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestionbeef dishes, or Spanish tapas.