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Trans Douro Express "Douro Superior" Tinto '17


Trans Douro Express "Douro Superior" Tinto '17

We are excited and proud to have the wines of Mateus Nicolau de Almeida at Perman Wine Selections. He is a very important figure in the development of my knowledge of Portuguese wine, and over the years has become a great friend.

Just a couple of weeks ago I traveled to Portugal, and visited Mateus at his vineyard and winery near Vila Nova de Foz Côa. The Douro Superior feels a little bit like the end of the earth. It is warm and dry, seemingly isolated, and stunningly beautiful in its own way. 

Two years ago, Mateus started a very special project with the introduction of the Trans Douro Express wines. He created three wines under the label, each from a different subregion of the Douro. The goal, to show the climatic differences of the three sub-regions. 

Last year we introduced the three reds to the store, sadly with only a handful of cases of Douro Superior available. It quickly sold out, and we couldn't wait for the new vintage to arrive. Now it has!

The 2017 Douro Superior is an incredible wine. It explodes out of the glass with aromas of violets, raspberry pie, and white pepper. The mouthfeel is super silky up front, it then firms up, finishing with bright acidity. It is rare to get as well-balanced of a wine from the Douro Superior as this. 

This is THE perfect grill wine for the summer. The price is ridiculous given its quality. Don't miss it!




Producer Mateus Nicolau de Almeida
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml


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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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