Full Review

Vinha das Margaridas

Vinha das Margaridas
2016 Red Blend, Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18

Vinha das Margaridas
2016 Red Blend, Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Portuguese Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Creamy, fresh, toasty aromas and flavors of toasted vanilla meringue, milk chocolate pudding, black raspberry tart, and hint of cherry pipe tobacco with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, long finish with elements of cherry-rhubarb cobbler a la mode, spiced melon, chocolate nuts, and s’mores with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, fruity, go-to Portuguese red that is sure to please and will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: toasted vanilla meringue, milk chocolate pudding, black raspberry tart, and hint of cherry pipe tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of cherry-rhubarb cobbler a la mode, spiced melon, chocolate nuts, and s'mores
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Magret of Duck with a Cherry Gastrique, BBQ Brisket, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity, go-to Portuguese red that is sure to please and will be very versatile.

The Importer

Votto Vines Importing, Inc.

The Importer
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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.