Quinta da Fonte Souto Florão Tinto 2017 - Symington Family Estates

Symington Family Estates

Quinta da Fonte Souto Florão Tinto 2017


“Honest and flavourful. Thirst-quenching and moreish.” – Jancis Robinson

The Florão range is for Quinta da Fonte Souto’s everyday wines and the value for money is simply exceptional. The Tinto is a blend of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alfrocheiro, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah softened in old oak for six months, and it feels like juicy Rhône red. Brimming with rustic charm, bright red and black fruit, oaky spices and tang, this is a perfect red for pizza, pasta, grills, stews, chilli and weeknights in.

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.”

£1.93 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3190099

Style No.: 794751

Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Grapes: Mixed
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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