Tinto Vulcânico, Azores Wine Company

Tinto Vulcânico, Azores Wine Company - 2019

Item # 45522 750mL
$35.96/ Single Bottle
$215.76 $161.82/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

The vulcanic Azores have been a wine producing region since the Portuguese colonization during the 15th century. Vines were introduced to the island at this time by friars, and today there is a rich viticultural presence on the island of Pico. Its poor basalt soils and extreme winds from the Atlantic provide a difficult growing season, and the grapes are all the more concentrated for it. This is a blend of Aragones, Agronòmica, Castelão, Malvarsico, Merlot, Touriga Naçional, Saborinho and Syrah. Pair this aromatic, lighter-bodied dry red with black sausage paella.


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