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Júlio Bastos is one of the best producers in
Alentejo, an up-and-coming region in
southeast Portugal known for intense reds.
What You Need To Know
Good wine is being made all over
Portugal these days, not just in the Douro Valley. Some of the
most exciting wines are coming out of the Alentejo, where
producers like Júlio Bastos are revitalizing old vineyards and
planting international grape varieties. A case in point is this
robust red, which combines three French grapes—Alicante
Bouschet, Petit Verdot and Syrah—to create a robust, darkly
fruity blend. The wine gets its deep color from Alicante Bouschet,
a relative of Grenache whose juice—unlike most grapes, even red
ones—runs red, not clear.
Black currant and savory
black tea notes.
Bold plum and black currant
flavors with mocha notes.
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Hearty roasts, chops
and stews of pork, lamb,
beef or game.
FOOD & WINE selects the recipes and is closely involved in evaluating the wines offered by licensed retailers through the FOOD & WINE Wine Club. Global Wine Company has been selected to service and fulfill the
FOOD & WINE Wine Club. For all states other than Texas, all credit card payments will be authorized by Global Wine Company located at 1401 Los Gamos Dr. #230, San Rafael, CA 94903, for the benefit of each retailer. All wine sales are made by a licensed retailer in compliance with state laws and the licensed retailer assures all involved that it fully complies with all states laws applicable to it. Due to state laws, wine can be purchased only be adults age 21 or older. Wine may be shipped only to legal adults. We currently ship to the following states: CA, ID, LA, MO, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, WV, WY. Further, in the following states, all orders accepted by and sales made by licensed in-state retailers: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WA. In Texas, all wine will be sold by Texas licensed winery, Landon Winery, located at 2508 Lee Street, Greenville, TX, 75401, Phone: 1-903-454-7878.