"é Sousão ou será vinhão?", Maçanita

"é Sousão ou será vinhão?", Maçanita - 2017

Item # 47546 750mL
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Sousão is the name used in the Douro for the same grape know as Vinhão in Vinho Verde. This teinturier berry is most often used for Port production in the Douro, but in the hands of siblings Joana and Antonio Maçanita it shines as a unfortified gem. Very dark in color, with rich dark fruit and spice aromas, its medium body and good acidity belie its appearance. Pair this dry red Cozido à Portuguesa.


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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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