Barão da Várzea do Douro, Reserva Tinto 2019

Barão da Várzea do Douro, Reserva Tinto 2019

Douro - Portugal

2019

13.5% ABV 

An approachable, warm and juicy red from Portugal's Douro region.

Tasting notes

Bright aromas of wild blackberry and spice. The palate has ripe bramble fruit, supple tannins and juicy acidity.

Food match

Perfect with hearty bean and lentil casseroles, with or without sausages.

Production

The local grapes - Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Roriz - grow in fine soils with some schist in vineyards near Cambres, in the western part of the Douro valley and south of the river. The climate here is warm and dry, and some of the vines are over 50 years old. After harvesting fermentation takes place in stainless steel, with a small portion (around 10%) ageing for 4 months in 2nd year French oak barrels, before the final blending and bottling.