About This Wine
Portugal is known for its sweet, rich Port wines.
But most of the grapes used to make Port also can be utilized in crafting dry table wines — wines like “Duas Quintas” (or “DQ” for short) from Ramos Pinto. In this case, the blend is Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional.
New assistant winemaker Teresa Ameztoy is adding her modern touch to the blend, helping to shape its soft, easy-drinking style. The idea was to make a wine that could be enjoyed immediately upon release, as opposed to requiring long-term cellaring. We think she accomplished the goal with flying colors (dark garnet, to be precise).
To preserve the wonderful red berry flavors of the grapes, Ameztoy opted to age just half of the cuvee in oak casks, with the other half going into “neutral” stainless steel vats. The finished wine is ideal for serving at the end of a meal, accompanied by hard cheeses.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:40% Touriga Franca, 40% Tinta Roriz & 20% Touriga Nacional
- Grape Source:Douro Valley, Portugal
- Aromas & Flavors:Strawberry, Raspberry, Fig, Vanilla & Dark Chocolate
- Aging Vessels:A Mix of Oak Casks and Stainless Steel Vats
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestionchicken curry, or hard cheeses.
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