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Atlântico 2015, VR Alentejano, Portugal

<strong>Atlântico 2015, VR Alentejano, Portugal</strong>

DSCF6747Atlântico 2015, VR Alentejano, Portugal
€9.99 from Fresh Stores.

Fragrant, with plump rounded plum and red cherry fruits and a smooth finish. You cannot ask for more at this price.

Dangerously easy to drink and perfect for large gatherings and parties.

The label is a painting, showing the famous Number 28 yellow tram of Lisbon in the distance. This which may seem familiar to some of you; O’Briens have their Porta 6, a Portuguese red wine, featuring the same vehicle, that flies out when it is promoted at around €10 a bottle – the wine that is, not the tram. This wine is made by a different producer, but has a certain similarity in style. Apparently this is the best selling wine in all five Fresh stores.

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Vale da Capucha 2011, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal

Vale da Capucha 2011, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal

IMG_4472Vale da Capucha 2011, Vinho Regional, Portugal

Very restrained with just ripe damson fruits, good acidity and a very attractive mineral core. Great wine with real character.

This has the acidity and tannic structure to cut through fatty meats; grilled duck breast or maybe belly of pork, so long as they aren’t swamped with a sweet sauce.

Available from Corkscrew, Gibney’s Malahide, Redmond’s Ranelagh.

Pedro Marques is better known for his white wines than red (see above), but I tried this red three times over the last six months and was very taken with it. As my tasting note suggests, it was a lovely elegant wine with a slight earthy minerality. I was gobsmacked to find out it was 15% alcohol. So not one to sip while watching TV.

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