Ramos "Reserva" Selected Red Blend

Ramos "Reserva" Selected Red Blend - 2017

Item # 41914 750mL
$12.96/ Single Bottle
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$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

a blend of native Alentejo grapes Trincadeira and Aragonez plus a touch of Syrah for added body. The fruit is sourced from 1,000 ft high schist and limestone vineyards. Unoaked, it is fresh and fruity while maintaining a plush mouthfeel.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Alentejo

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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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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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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