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Quinta de Arcosso Padrao dos Povos, Tras-os-Montes

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Quinta de Arcosso Padrao dos Povos, Tras-os-Montes FOOD & WINE Wine Club Quinta de Arcosso Padrao dos Povos, Tras-os-Montes
Winery Quinta de Arcosso
Grape Red Blend
Year 2010
Country Portugal
Appellation Tras-os-Montes

$15.00 per bottle

Member Price: $13.50

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Grapes for this sultry Portuguese red were crushed ultra-gently by foot in lagares, an ancient type of stone trough.
What You Need To Know
Portugal’s wine revolution—from an industry focused almost exclusively on sweet ports to one of the world’s most exciting zones for dry wines—has spread from the heart of port country throughout the country. Amilcar Saldago of Quinta de Arcossó is a case in point. Saldago grew up in Trás-os- Montes, an isolated, wildly rocky and remote region in northeast Portugal that’s cut off from the coast by mountain ranges. In 2003, he bought an abandoned farm in Trás-os-Montes, planted a 30-acre hillside to native grape varieties and built a small winery. Rooted in granite soil and farmed to achieve low yields, the vineyard has thrived. This seductive, cherry-inflected red blend shows that this obscure corner of the world can produce distinctive, delicious wines.
Smell It
Smell It
Spicy red fruit scents (raspberry, plums, cherries).
Taste It
Taste It
Juicy, spicy and vibrant, with cherry and herb flavors.
Serve It
Serve It
Decant and serve at cellar temperature—the bottle should be cool to touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Poultry, pork and sausages; hearty, spicy vegetarian dishes.