Cigarra Tinto, Casa Santos Lima

Cigarra Tinto, Casa Santos Lima - 2017

Item # 27743 1.5L
$13.96/ Single Bottle
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$83.76 $75.38/ Case of 6
Color
Red
Vintage
Country

Tasting Notes

This fresh and rustic red is a blend based mostly on the Touriga Nacional grape alongside a handful of others to finish. The grapes were hand-harvested then entirely destemmed before fermenting in a combination of cement vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine was briefly aged in older oak barrels for a few months before bottling.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Camarate

A Portuguese red grape, sometimes called Mortágua or Castelão Nacional.

Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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