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2011 Mondeco DAO Portugal Vinho Tinto

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This complex wine offers notes of black cherry, raspberry liqueur, strawberry compote, cocoa, leather and cardamom.

Varietal: Other Red Vintage: 2011
Brand: Mondeco
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About This Wine

The Fontes da Cunha family never intended to make wine.

In 1994, they bought 1.5 hectares of the Quinto do Mondego in Portugal to use for a vacation home and a weekend getaway destination. When the harvest season rolled around, it was seen as a time of fun for family and friends.

Then in 1996, the vineyard property was restructured, and a year later, the family decided to plant its own vines. Since several years must pass before grapevines are ready to produce, it would not be until 2003 that the family would make its first wine from its Touriga Nacional grapes. They called it Munda Red, and it was an instant hit.

The family now makes wine under a handful of labels. The Mondeco name is the Latin translation of the name of the Mondego River, and the 2011 Mondeco Vinho Tinto is a five-variety cuvee that’s complex, fruitful and delicious.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Baga
  • Grape Source:Portugal’s Dao Region
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Raspberry Liqueur, Strawberry Compote, Cocoa, Leather and Cardamom
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks & French Oak Casks for 10 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2018
  • Food Pairing SuggestionFrango grelhado (grilled chicken seasoned with piri-piri, garlic and olive oil).

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