2016 Douro Regional Selections Portugal

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SKU: HP16-PODOURO6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Big, bold, rich and generous
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Roasts or stews of beef, venison or rabbit
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    A blend of the three classic black grapes of the Douro Valley
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Our first Portuguese wine
 
You can almost feel the sun beating down on the steep banks of the Douro River in this evocative wine.

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Our first Douro DOC wine is suitably robust and bursting with the character of Portugal’s most respected black grape varieties.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 15 - 17°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 7 years

 

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TASTING NOTES

You can almost feel the sun beating down on the steep banks of the Douro River in this evocative wine. Aromas are of black fruits and a touch of red berries combine with floral notes and charry oak. The palate is full-bodied and delivers great depth of flavour - succulent blackberry and dark plums with layers of spice, oak and serious, chalky tannin.

SEASON

A warm and wet winter caused early bud break and rains continued into spring, affecting fruit set and naturally limiting yields. A typical hot, dry summer created just enough stress, encouraging the vines to work hard and produce fruit of excellent intensity and exceptional flavours.

WINEMAKING

This wine is a blend of the three classic black grapes of the Douro Valley – Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca.
The grapes were picked by hand and then destemmed before fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. A portion of the wine was aged in a mix of old and new French oak barrels and a portion remained in tank, allowing an emphasis on the intense fruit character and tannic structure of these imposing Portuguese varieties.

THE TIER

THE TIER

Regional Selection

EVERYDAY DRINKING • GIFTING

A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.

The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Regional Selection

EVERYDAY DRINKING • GIFTING

A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.

The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.

Learn More
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Portugal Hand

A narrow country with an extensive coastline, Portugal has a long history as a wine-producing nation.

The Douro Valley with its sun-drenched valleys and steep riverbanks of ancient schist, has for centuries been the beating heart of Portuguese wine production.

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