2012 Tejo Tinto "3 Castas" (Cordeiro, Adega M.)

Adega M. Cordeiro, "Encosta do Vale Galego" 3 Castas, Tejo, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 50% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz, 38% Syrah, 12% Touriga Nacional

DARK FRUIT, DUSTY TANNIN, SUAVE MATURITY, MISSION FIG AND HAZLENUT

Making its first appearance in the United States at Wine Authorities, Encostas do Vale Galego is the family passion project of Manuel Cordeiro and his son João. Manuel’s parents grew grapes, so when he retired he built a small winery behind the family home and bought a promising vineyard to return to that tradition - on a professional scale this time. This 2012 bottling, one of the family’s earliest vintages, is a great example of why Portugal is known for some of the best under the radar wines in Europe; aged lightly in oak and extensively in bottle before release, this wine reaches an apex of mature complexity rare to find in an everyday red.

Serving Suggestion: Spit-roasted suckling pig w/ all the fixin's (make sure to grab a bite of crispy skin). Slow simmered black beans & rice with garlic, onion, & peppers.



$14.99 each

 (62 in stock)