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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Red reserves from the region of Tejo
Published : 03/19/2018 - Categories : Our Selection
While it’s easy to find some good reserves anywhere you look in Portugal, Douro’s reserves, along with their wines overall, are the definition of balance. Whether it’s because of its proximity to the river, to the region of Lisbon or the winemaking techniques, Tejo wines make for an unforgettable experience. The same goes for their reserve selections, namely the red.
Several of the producers we bring you today are already well-known to you and you might even have bought from them before, if you’re an avid Tejo fan. Either way, these are some of the most popular wines in our store, all from Tejo and all as uniquely good. They range from the 6€ mark up to the 37€, so if you’re looking for something new and have no idea what you should be adding, the price range and general characteristics might be of some use to you.
Starting off with the timeless Cabeça de Toiro reserve, under 7€, Adega do Cartaxo follows with its Coudel Mor brand, bringing a selection from their 2015 harvest at 21% off. Tyto Alba also brings a selection over the 10€ price range, but a single-caste Touriga Nacional, a typical caste of the region. Conde de Vimioso also brings a harvest from 2014 with their red at 12€.
The 16€ to 27€ price range brings many different varieties and personalities, like a Cabernet Sauvignon reserve from Quinta do Arrobe and their sub-brand, Quinto Elemento. Encosta do Sobral brings its Different red, a truly outstanding and different selection that should be perfect with any meal you decide to pair it with. The newly-added Ninfa brand also brings a red from 2011, this one made with the powerful combination of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Aragonêz. The 20€ price range, which brings only two selections today, namely Fiuza’s Ikon red, from 2015, and Quinta da Alorna’s grand reserve red, both highly-distinguished selections by many wine critics and publications.
Finally, the 30€ price range brings a few more special selections, meant for the best of occasions. These are wines that stand some ageing time in the cellar, since they tend to become more complex as the years go by. These selections come from Quinta da Lagoalva, which brings a single-caste Alfrocheiro, Casa de Cadaval and their Marquesa de Cadaval brand, as well as winemaker Rui Reguinga’s Tributo red, a complex selection made by the even more complex caste varieties of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier, a wine made in the typical Rhône style and in this iconic region of France. It’s definitely a must-add to your cellar, whether you’re a particular fan of French wines or if you’re dying to try out the result of this combination in the Tejo terroir.
Come browse through our store today and find the specific wine you’re looking for, at the price range you want.