Monday, June 17, 2024

Hot new Portuguese wines!!!

Hot new wines from Alentejo, the sun-drenched area covering much of the southern half of Portugal, has in recent years been producing some great wines!
We are very excited about these, we tasted them 6 months ago and finally registered in the state.  We are offering them at a great intro price -- many places have then at $16-18 a bottle!

Great summer values!!
2023 Implicit White Blend (Blanco)....$13.99
Winery: Familia Rosa Santos 
Farming: Sustainable
Grape blend: Arinto, Antao Vaz, and Alvarinho
An incredible floral aroma with hints of dried orange peel with a fleshy roundness of peaches and apricots. It is a complex wine for the price with a hint of fresh herbs to along with the stone fruits. Aged in stainless steal to keep it very fruit forward and fresh.

2022 Implicit Red Blend (Tinto)....$13.99
Winery: Familia Rosa Santos
Farming: Sustainable 
A great Portuguese red blend made from Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet and Aragonez
A lush red blend with a big nose of ripe fruit, spice and vanilla.  Energetic and vigorous wine with flavors of blackberrys, dark cherry and a light touch of integrated oak.  Great natural acidity balance out the finish. 
Aging: 15% in French oak barrel, the rest of the blend in stainless steel.

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