Carvalhais Grao Vasco Vinho Tinto Dao Portugal 2019Regular price $9.00
This blend of noble Portuguese varietals comes to us from winemaker Beatriz Cabral de Almeida, a native of Porto who moved to the Dao region to take over the Quinta dos Carvalhais vineyards. We can’t fit it all on this card, but this woman winemaker is a get-‘er-done kinda lady.
Touriga Nacional gives us that dark plummy fruit, maybe a hint of balsamic? There’s fresh acidity and smooth tannins (it hasn’t seen any oak) on the palate. This is a great opportunity to explore Portuguese varietals, if you haven’t already had the pleasure. Or even if you have.
Food Ideas: Any kind of smoked meat (esp. mackerel), chorizo and mussels in a tomato broth, fried eggplant with Szechwan spices, baked teriyaki tofu and farro salad