Sidonio de Sousa, Vinho d'Autor
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Sidonio de Sousa, Vinho d'Autor - 2005

Item # 40745 750mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
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$269.76 $242.78/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

A special cuvée, Vinho d'Autor, made from 150 year old Baga vines that the winemaker chose to age in large barrels until he thought it was ready to bottle. The Baga grape is synonymous with the region of Bairrada and it's a worthy grape to for the cellar. This bottle shows notes of red currants and dried oregano and great texture.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine brings out the carnivore in me. It's ruby colored, full-bodied, and makes me want to sink my teeth into a juicy slab of ribeye. It's leathery, exudes notes of dark cherries and tobacco, and makes me want to grow a mustache and read Hemingway by the fireplace. If I could, I'd invite Teddy Roosevelt over for a barbecue, serve up this savory bottle of Baga and have him teach me how to be a hero. Born from 150 year old vines, this bold Bairrada vinho has me longing for a cool autumn evening of carving up meat, slicing aged cheese, and grooving to some Nick Cave. I'm ready for fall, and I'm ready for steak and a bottle of this sublime Portuguese red.

- MM

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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