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Ares de Medeiros

Ares de Medeiros
2013 Red, Alentejano

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Ares de Medeiros
2013 Red, Alentejano

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 14%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of berry pie a la mode and coconut with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of cherry and praline with firm, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A juicy, chewy red that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry pie a la mode and coconut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry and praline
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, chewy red that will be very versatile.

The Importer

Biagio Cru

The Importer
73 Powerhouse Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
USA
1 516-299-4344

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Portuguese Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While Portugal is best known for its production of Port wines, there are several types of red wine also produced in various regions. The best known of these include the robust reds produced from varieties that are used to produce Port, varieties such Touriga Nacional and Tinta Cao. These wines are produced in the Dour Valley and are ripe with black fruit flavors; the wines generally have slightly low acidity, due to the hot local climate. Drink these wines with rich red meats, game or aged cheeses.