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Callibriga Douro

by winenews on Oct.02, 2009, under Reviews

Here’s an amazing “almost port like” value from Portugal.  But it is truly a drinkable everyday red wine that’s juicy and delicious.  This 2006 vintage has a deep purple color and a lucious semi-sweet smell.  The first taste is an explosion of fruit, juicy and thick.  Very low in tannins the wine is not complex but very pleasing either alone or with meat sauces like pasta dishes.  Probably great with pizza.  There is a hint of spice and chocolate and the aftertaste is velvety.  

The winery making this is Quinto Da Leda.  They us oak barrels to age the wine for 12 months, with another 6 months in the bottle.  The result is a very lite port flavour in a drinkable table wine.

The Douro region of Portugal is famous for excellent grapes and this example is a real hit for only $8.99.


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