Quinta da Fonte Souto Tinto 2017
“Intense ripe but fresh and spicy fruit, both red and black and very open and expressive.” – Jancis Robinson
The two core Fonte Souto wines are an amazing progression on from the Florão range for just a few pounds more. The Tinto gives more focus to the dark and spicy Alicante Bouschet, with the remainder of the blend made up of Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Alfrocheiro. An inky and highly polished red that will appeal to fans of Northern Rhône and Aussie Shiraz, it buzzes with blackberry, raspberry, plum, cherry, dark chocolate, black pepper, elegant spices and chewy tannins that soften beautifully with decanting. A fine choice for steak night, peppery sauces, slow-cooked stews and roasts.
The Symington family have been making wines in Portugal since the 19th Century. They’re the world’s leading producer of premium Port and the biggest vineyard owner in the Douro Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage Site of jaw-dropping beauty. As the producers of Graham’s, Dow’s, Cockburn’s, Warre’s and Quinta do Vesuvio, they’re obviously most famous for their Ports, but they are now starting to branch out into wider Portugal. Their new project Quinta da Fonte Souto is their first outside of the Douro in 135 years and five generations and the debut release stunned the wine buyers at Harvey Nichols. Located within a natural park at altitude in the exciting Portalegre sub-region of Alentejo. The name, Fonte Souto, is a reference to the natural springs that feed water to the area and the abundance of chestnut groves, but the bucolic estate also contains vineyards, forests, cork oaks, cherry orchards and olive trees. Judging by the first release, this is a hot property to watch with Wine Advocate saying: “This project looks likely to be a fine success.”
£2.66 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3281551
Style No.: 794752
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