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Staff Pick

Terras de Baco Red, Portalegre - 2015

Item # 37106 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A rustic red wine from Portugal that will remind you of old-school Portuguese wines as it's edgy, tannic and full of energy. This comes from a cooperative winery located in the southeastern corner of the Alentejo region in southern Portugal. Full of character and ripe at the core.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you have ever tried wines from Domaine de La Romanee Conti (DRC), you would know that they can't possibly compare to Terras de Baco. And what a surprise--Terras de Baco is cheaper! While the DRC of France makes multi-layered, complex wines for unique and special occasions, Terras de Baco of Portugal is more like an everyday wine that you open because....well, you just want to drink wine! Jokes aside, this wine is the perfect companion for a relaxing, weekday dinner at home. It is fruity, tannic, with a good acidity. So yes, you should get a bottle!

- MB

Astor's Glossary of Terms


Alentejo is Portugal's "New World," producing extroverted, ripe wines in comparatively modern styles. The region lies at the the far southern end of Portugal, inland and south from Lisbon, touching the Spanish border on the east. The climate is, as expected, quite hot and decidedly un-Atlantic. The scenery consists of large, undulating plains that experience far more continental climate...

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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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