Regional Alentejano Tinto 2014
Divai – Regional Alentejano Tinto 2014 (85 tsomw points)
Blend of Aragonez, Castelao and Trincadeira. Ripened on American oak barrels.
DIVAI produces red, white and rosé wines from Alentejo, based on Aragonêz, Trincadeira, Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet grape varieties, which together create the “warm”, scented and saturated nature of these wines, with a predominant flavour of chocolate and red fruits, blackberry in particular.
The distinct advantage of the DIVAI brand is its winemaker – Luís Duarte, a specialist in many talents. He has been working in the wine industry since 1987 and was thrice awarded the honour “Winemaker of the Year” (1997, 2007, and 2014) by Portuguese specialist periodical "Revista de Vinhos". He was also nominated “Best Winemaker in the World” by “Der Feinschmecker” wine magazine at “ProWein Awards 2010”. Luís Duarte's brilliance gave birth to the DIVAI brand.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the nose intense aromas of strawberries, cherries and blackberries with hints of forrest floor and vanilla.
On the palate dry, easy going and medium bodied with soft tannins and acidity. This is a good value wine and a crowthpleaser. For me it has a little lack of complexity but it's perfect for wine Wednesday.
You can find it in The Netherlands @alentejowijnen