Saturday, February 18, 2012

2009 Boas Vinhas DAO (Portugal)

A very easy-drinking wine that will go with practically anything you could make for dinner (except fish).  And it's inexpensive.

Dark ruby color.  Loads of spicy plummy fruit accented by some subtle rocky minerality.  Ripe, fruity, and very soft in the mouth.  Not particularly concentrated, but goes down very easy with food (what the French call "gouyelant," I believe).  Fairly low in acidity, but pure and clean on the finish.  Drink over the next year.  B.  Was $9.99 at Arrowine.  Imported by Wine in Motion, New Jersey (which I've never heard of).  40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Alfrocheiro (never heard of that last varietal).


UGA Wino said...

I keep hoping dry Portuguese table wines are going to take off in this country. I haven't had very many, but the ones I've had have been very much like you describe here: good fruit and food-friendly.

Angelo said...

I think a big problem is the complete unfamiliarity people have with the indigenous varietals- tough to remember the blends.