Douro Valley

'Vertente' Tinto 2018


A rich, ruby red to look at, and smells of red berry fruits run through with prominent smokey-ashy Douro schist terroir aromas. There's some game, husky-nuttiness, and back notes of cola, cold tea and briar. The palate has good volume of sweet fleshy fruit, cleansing-drying tea-like fruit tannins and very very subtle oak tucked well in down the back stretch. Overall, a lively fresh wine of just about mid-weight. It's a calm, fine and refined expression of Douro red berry earthiness.