Cavalo Maluco, Herdade do Portocarro

Cavalo Maluco, Herdade do Portocarro - 2011

Item # 46847 750mL
$49.96/ Single Bottle
$299.76 $269.78/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

Located to the south of Lisbon, the Peninsula of Setúbal is famous for its fortified dessert wines, but it also produces exceptional reds. This blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, and Petit Verdot is aged in oak, adding spice aromas to the earthy and structured dry red. Pair with steak topped with an egg.


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Cava

Dry, delicious Cava is an excellent Champagne alternative. The best examples are aged on the lees (the spent yeast cells used in fermentation) and show complexity to rival that of the best Champagnes.

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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