Quinta da Mariposa Tinto, Dão
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Quinta da Mariposa Tinto, Dão - 2016

Item # 41993 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
$167.52 $150.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A juicy, food friendly red wine made from a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Negra and Jaen. Unoaked, fermented only in stainless steel tank. Fresh acidity and rustic red fruit flavors make this wine ideal for enjoying with weeknight dinners.


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Staff Pick Notes

I’ve been exploring Portugal lately as a wine-growing region worthy of recognition for their dry wines, not just their famous fortified ones. Slowly, I’ve been going down this aisle looking for that Goldilocks wine, a wine that hits that sweet spot between price and quality. Quinta da Mariposa Tinto, a red blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinto Roriz (Tempranillo), and Jaen (Mencia), is a vibrant, steel-fermented, un-oaked red that shows consistent characteristics of the Dao region. Ripe fruit notes of wild strawberries and bramble complement the rustic aromas of fresh juniper and warm stone. Fresh acidity and textured, fine-grained tannins balance out this fruit-driven wine. Some other wines might be hot right now, some others have chilled out, but this bottle is just right for me.

- MHG

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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