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SILK & SPICE RED BLEND 2017 750ML
SILK & SPICE RED BLEND 2017 750ML
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SILK & SPICE RED BLEND 2017

Silk & Spice represents the exceptional flavors made possible by Portugal's diverse terroir, indigenous Portuguese grapes, and the exotic spices and aromas discovered on the `Silk and Spice' routes to the far east in the 1500's. This is a red blend of deep, rich layers, characterized by aromas of ripe red fruit with hints of vanilla, mocha and spices. Three of the four grapes used to make Silk & Spice are indigenous Portuguese varieties.

The label illustrates a reinterpretation of an original XV century map from the Age of Discovery. It details the Bay of Bengal, the Portuguese coat of arms and a historic caravel of the time, all symbolizing the bravery of the maritime explorers who journeyed into the unknown and shared with the world spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper, and fabrics like silk.

Varietals
40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Baga, 20% Syrah and 20% Alicante Bouschet.

Technical Notes
The grapes selected for Silk & Spice come from the regions of Dao, Bairrada, and Lisboa, and are vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation and aging for about 6 months in American oak. The final blend was based on innumerable tastings and analyses carried out during this maturation period. The wine was only lightly filtered prior to bottling followed by a stage of bottle rest at a controlled temperature of 15C for about 3 months, to achieve the bouquet and the ideal balance for consumption.

Tasting
Intense red-ruby colored red wine blend characterized by aromas of ripe red fruit combined with hints of vanilla, mocha and spices. A balanced taste, with very soft tannins and a long and persistent finish.

Food Pairing
Pork chops, beef stew, beef stroganoff, lasagna, and comparable dishes served with tomato-based or barbeque sauces.

750ml bottle