Altano Douro Duo Pack 2017
The Symington family have been making wines in the Douro Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage Site of jaw-dropping beauty – since the 19th Century. They’re the world’s leading producer of premium Port, the biggest vineyard owner in the region and one of the first wineries to start making serious Douro DOC wines. As the producers of Graham’s, Dow’s, Cockburn’s, Warre’s and Quinta do Vesuvio, they are obviously most famous for their Ports, but the Altano wines they create are fantastic. Containing a white and a red from 2017, this sleek gift box is a wonderful introduction to what they’re doing. The Symington family compare 2017 to 1945, which is high praise as the latter is widely considered to be one of the greatest the region has ever seen.
The red is an organic blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cão – the classic varieties normally associated with Port – grown in the hottest and driest area of the Douro. Aged for six months in French oak, it pops with red fruit and floral notes, and can be served with anything from a summer barbeque to Sunday roast in midwinter.
The white is made from a blend of Malvasia Fina, Viosinho, Rabigato and Moscatel Galego sourced Quinta da Fonte Branca, which is run by a retired member of the Symington family. It’s located in the town of Lamego, which is in the Douro’s coolest subregion and as a result the wine has wonderful floral and herbal aromas. Surprisingly weighty for an unoaked Portuguese white, but it’s fresh and soft, making it dangerously easy to drink for any occasion.
Packed into a stylish and easy-to-wrap gift box, these great value wines make a fabulous present for any wine lover or a great choice for taking to parties.£2 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3185125
Style No.: 792996
- Altano Organic Douro DOC Red 2017, 14.4%, 750ml
- Altano Douro DOC White 2017, 13.1%, 750ml
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