Quinta do Montalto "Cepa Pura" Aragonez
Staff Pick
Organic

Quinta do Montalto "Cepa Pura" Aragonez - 2017

Item # 31102 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
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$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Region
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Aragonez is a Portuguese synonym for what's better known as Tempranillo. This is full of musky black fruit aromas and is the type of red wine that marries well with rich dishes such as lamb or beef stew.


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Staff Pick Notes

When looking for good value in super serious, steaky red wines, Portugal is one of my favorite sleeper regions. Hailing from the Lisboa region just outside the capital city, the Cepa Pura Aragonez is a massive, robust wine, packed with firm tannins, tart cherries, and tons of aromatics that are reminiscent of Langhe Nebbiolos (my other sweetheart value region). The finish is about ten minutes long, leaving behind chalky minerality, the driest mouth feel, and maybe a whiff of wilted roses, if you're into that kind of thing. Pair this with the meatiest of meats: medium rare burgers, well-marbled steaks, wild boar, or kangaroo.

- DD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

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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