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Producer: Caves AliancaGrape Varieties: 100% BagaOptimum Drinking: Within 10 yearsWine Style: Complex dark rich redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Portugal
Minerals, spice and wild fruits on the nose lead on to a full and complex wine with concentrated mature fruit and woody notes. The dark fruit is pronounced, giving a long and persistent finish.
Producer DetailsOne of Portugal's largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. Winemaker Francisco Antunes oversees what must be one of the most diverse ranges in Europe, from the 3rd largest Portuguese rose brand (Casal Mendes) to some of the country's most impressive premium reds from estates in Douro, Dao, Bairrada and Alentejo. Arguably, Francisco's greatest achievements lie between these extremes, a range of mid-priced wines from native varieties, full of character, quite distinctly Portuguese, but at the same time approachable and with fresh, modern fruit.
In The WineryAged for 14 months in new French oak barrels.
Food RecommendationsIdeal with cheese and game.
Awards & Press2004 Vintage: "From a parcel within Quinta Rigodeira, one of Alianca’s Bairrada estates, this flagship wine comes from a well-exposed slope. Only made in best years, it’s quite forward compared with Luis Pato’s Barrosa and has a lovely saturation of Baga plum and cherry fruit with a mineral undertow Sarah Ahmed - included in the 'Sarah Ahmed's 50Great Portuguese Wines' tasting line-up in 2010
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