Quinta de Lemos "Dona Santana", Dão
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Quinta de Lemos "Dona Santana", Dão - 2007

Item # 36008 750mL

Considered the estate's entry level wine, it's incredibly youthful with dark, brooding fruit and a long life ahead. This drinks like an unfortified port, and is starting to show some evolution on the rich, dark fruit. A fine example of high quality, hidden gems that are coming out of Portugal.

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Old vintages of Portuguese wines are hard to come by, not just here but in Portugal too. Besides Port and Madeira, there's not a culture of aging wines. Instead, the tradition has been to drink wines when they're young and fresh. Lucky for us, there are some intrepid wine hunters sniffing through some Portuguese cellars for these dusty treasures. One such find is this bold, hearty red from the Dão. A blend of Port grapes, such as Touriga Nacional and Tinto Roriz, what is most surprising about this 13 year-old wine is how fresh and vibrant the fruit has remained. Bright, expressive black cherries are laced with tobacco, chocolate, and tea leaves. This is a dry, intense wine meant for the table, paired with rich, hearty dishes such as braised short ribs.

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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 style. Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most famous white wine. Literally translated as "green wine," it...

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