Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Luis Pato

Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Luis Pato - 2015

Item # 27777 750mL
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Tasting Notes

From famed producer, Luis Pato, here is a dark-fruited wine that takes Baga and its region, Barraida, to the next level. Elegant tannins, spicy wood notes dominate, with cedar, vanilla and mild peppercorn mingling under a plush palate of crushed blackberry. This is a wine for gamey meat dinners, shredded pork, roast lamb and assertive side dishes. A winner for the cellar, this wine will gain complexity over the next 10 years.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Baga

A red grape that is mostly associated with central Portugal's Bairrada region, often made into rosé. Varietal wines made from Baga are generally dark and quite tannic: the best vintages produce truly age-worthy reds.

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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