Quinta das Setencostas: the identity of today's Portuguese wine
Alenquer DOC - Portugal
Casa Santos Lima
SAQ Price: $ 13.85
Coming from Alenquer, a wine region of Lisbon that perhaps we know a little bit, which has a pleasant oceanic influence, this is a red and attractive Portuguese wine. It was a good choice to buy a bottle of this Quinta das Setencostas, which was timidly peering out at the SAQ gondolas, a delicious wine made from a blend of purely native grapes such as Castelao, Camarote, Tinta Miuda and Preto Martinho, also known as Tinta Negra Mole.
In aromas, it has endless notes of ripe black fruits mixed with cinnamon, green pepper, smoke and caramel. That symbolic sweetness that we can appreciate in the nose also appears in the mouth, with a kind, enveloping, unctuous and succulent attack. A wine that has a very intense structure and fruit, a very pleasant palate and a persistent and balanced finish.
This is another of those Portuguese wines that represent in general terms the identity of the Portuguese wine of today: generous, traditional and modern at the same time, tasty and the best feature: at an affordable price! As a consumer, I am grateful ... (MLF)