REGIONTerras Do Dao
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Baga from the granite soils of Quinta do Corujão. The Touriga Nacional is foot trodden in lagar, while the Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Baga are fermented in stainless steel tank at low temperatures with little extraction. Aged for 12 months 30 percent new and 70 percent used French oak barrels. This is a wine with a beautiful violet color, very intense aromas of cassis, bergamot orange, and wild flowers. On the palate, it is fresh with soft tannins and pleasant acidity complimented by its velvety texture. A complex wine full of character that will evolve beautifully in the bottle over the coming years.
For fresh and fruitier reds, enjoy them with the grilled meats and and even some types of bacalhau (saltcod) dishes that are on the heavier side, such as bacalhau com natas (saltcod “potato gratin”), bacalhau à gomes de sá (shredded saltcod baked with onions, potatoes and topped with boiled eggs, olives and parsley) or bacalhau com broa (baked saltcod crusted with a local cornbread). M.O.B. Tinto also pairs well with some Portuguese sheep’s milk cheeses, such as Castelo Branco.