Herdade do Portocarro
Autocarro No 27 2016
Herdade do Portocarro - Autocarro No 27 2016 (86 tsomw points)
This red wine is a blend of Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and some Cabernet Sauvignon from the Península de Setúbal wineregion. Just below the Lisbon area. The estate overlooks the tiny village of São Romão.
This region has been inhabited since ancient times as proven by vestiges of coins and wine amphorae. Traversed by the river Sado, its climate manifests itself in hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The temperate Mediterranean weather reflects the region’s proximity to the Atlantic ocean.
About the name:
Autocarro (Bus) 27. We all have a bus route in our lives. It is part of our memories. The one from José da Mota Capitão was Nr. 27, in Lisbon. Also, in times of crisis, we do not drive the car, we take the bus. Autocarro 27 was created in this conjuncture. It’s a great every day red wine and some more ????
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the nose intense aromas of cherries, plums, red berries with light hints of dried fruit and chocolate.
On the palate dry, medium+-bodied with medium intensity and soft tannins. Fresh flavours of red fruits and chocolate hints. The finish is long and velvet.