2013 Alentejo Tinto Reserva "Album" (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)
Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Tinto Reserva "Album", Alentejo, Portugal 201340% Petit Verdot, 30% Alicante Bouchet, 20% Syrah, 10% Aragonez BLACKBERRY & PEPPER, FINE TANNINS, CLAY-LIKE HINTS This is a truly exciting find for its bold, flavorful generosity and depth. Adventurous wine-lovers and geeks will also relish the opportunity to taste rich, ripe Petit Verdot at a very rare 40% concentration. In this cuvee it appears with fellow-French expats Alicante Bouschet and Syrah along with Spain’s Tempranillo (three of southern Alentejo’s most important varietals). The seemingly odd blend works well bringing complex highs and subtle lows to this blustery bang-for-the-buck bombshell! Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grassfed mini-burgers (bunless) w/ stir-fried onions & steamed collards w/ a drizzling of black truffle-infused olive oil. Farbada: fava beans w/ olive oil, paprika, onion, saffron (& optional ham, chorizo, &/or blood sausage).