Tinta Roriz aka Tempranillo originates from Rioja – the famous wine region on the north of Spain – but it is also widely spread in Portuguese wine regions in Douro River Valley where it makes one of the five main blending components of famous fortified Port wines.
People almost forgot how good port style wines can be and it is a shame. Our vintage Tinta Roriz is fresh and sweet on the nose with dominating aromas of strawberry jam, blueberries, roasted walnuts, roasted almonds and hint of coffee. Warm and juicy flavours on the palate are balanced by lifted acidity making this fortified wine long, elegant and very easy to drink. Flavours – as it should be – are intensive, full of sour cherries, strawberries and plum jam, prunes, roasted walnuts, toffee, coffee bean and roasted almonds. The wine spent 9 years in old barrel to develop complex aromatic profile and sensationally silky texture.
Optimal serving temperature: 14-15 °C
Food pairing: Port is surprisingly versatile and can perfectly accompany charcuterie, aged cheeses (especially blue cheese), dried figs or even honey glazed duck breasts. Chocolate and dried fruit or jam based desserts.
Region: New England
Variety: Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo)
Alcohol content: 18.5 %
Bottle size: 500 ml
Cellaring potential: To 2040. Ready to drink now but will last and improve in the next 10 to 15 years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Production: 987 bottles
95 points – Nick Butler, The Real Review, Dec 2019
Garnet red colour with tawny edges. A bright and expressive nose, spirit is clean: roasted nuts, caramel, coffee beans and muscat-y high notes. Luscious and fresh, just enough spice and sinew, praline and strawberry jam. It’s a terrific style. Needs a late-night cheese plate.