Gota Wine, Dão Prunus Tinto Private Selection (2015)
Grapes: Jaen, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro Preto
Geography: Dão, Portugal
Prunus red 2015
From the Dao DOC in North-Central Portugal, this is a blend of 80% Jaen (same grape as Mencia in Spain, 10% Tinta Roriz (same grape as Tempranillo), 5% Alfrocheiro, and 5% other native varietals. Grown on granite soils, destemed, and whole cluster pressed with fermentation in stainless steel and cement tanks then aged 6-12 months in barrel. It is medium bodied with bright cherry and berry fruit notes and smooth tannins.
Delicious with poultry and pork dishes.