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Quinta do Romeu "Colheita" Douro Tinto '15

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Quinta do Romeu "Colheita" Douro Tinto '15

Quinta do Romeu is located in the northern boundaries of Douro Superior, a sub-region of the famed Douro Valley of Portugal.

Romeu is a place, and a very special one at that.

The Menéres family have worked in Romeu since the late 1800’s. Having had a chance to visit, the special qualities of Romeu are apparent. It is a transitional zone into the neighboring northern region of Trás-os-Montes. While Douro Superior is known to be very warm with little rain. Romeu is different, here you have cooler nighttime temperature, also with dry conditions. Yet the wines at Romeu are typically around 12.5% alcohol, maybe getting up into the 13.5% range max.

The other special quality of Romeu lies in the way its vineyards are in a natural amphitheater. Looking out at the valley one gets to view the two rivers flowing through, vineyards that sit next to olive trees, forest, rocky outcroppings - a whole diverse ecosystem.

The Menéres family has dedicated itself to organic viticulture, whether with its vines or its olive trees. They are certified organic, which is no small feat given the administrative hoops one has to go through.

We really wanted to include the “Colheita” Tinto in our wine club this month, a wine we normally retail for $16.99.

The spectacular 2015 vintage is a blend of Touriga Nacional (45%), Touriga Franca (25%), Sousão (20%), with the remainder Tinto Roriz, Tinto Cão and other indigenous varieties. The grapes are handpicked, go to the sorting table, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented in open top lagares with natural yeasts. This wine is aged only in concrete tanks.

Beautiful aromatics, high toned red fruits mix with floral and spice notes. The palate manages to be both rich, but also smooth and elegant at the same time. The underlying tannins are well integrated, and their is enough freshness in this wine to give it the ability to pair with so many different dishes.

Perman

Portugal

Details

Producer Quinta do Romeu
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

3 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

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