|Grape||Baga, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Red Blend|
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Smooth, Tannic, Intense, Black Fruits, Spice|
Aliança Reserva DOC Bairrada is a complex red blend of Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, and other grapes. It has an attractive mixed berry aroma with spice notes, and vibrant plum and black cherry flavours on the palate, accompanied by liquorice hints, elegant tannins, and finely poised acidity. A medium-bodied, vibrant and beautifully drinkable glass of red, this wine is the perfect accompaniment for your classic Sunday roast lamb.
Decanter Magazine: 90Pts (2018 vintage)
"A well-executed, highly approachable blend of Baga, Tinta Roriz (aka Spain’s Tempranillo) and Touriga Nacional. Soft, creamy, sweet red fruits retain the jewel bright freshness and pithy, savoury suede tannin structure of the region/its flagship grape. Amenable and interesting; great value. Recommended with local speciality cabrito assado – roast kid."
About the Producer
One of Portugal's largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. Winemaker Francisco Antunes oversees what must be one of the most diverse ranges in Europe, from the 3rd largest Portuguese rose brand (Casal Mendes) to some of the country's most impressive premium reds from estates in Douro, Dao, Bairrada and Alentejo. Arguably, Francisco's greatest achievements lie between these extremes, a range of mid-priced wines from native varieties, full of character, quite distinctly Portuguese, but at the same time approachable and with fresh, modern fruit.
Aliança has been part of Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal since 2007 and all wines are now being brought under the Bacalhôa name.
Vineyard and Winery
The grapes are vinified without being totally destemmed, and macerated for 5 days in cold temperatures. The fermentation lasts around 6 days. Produced from a blend of traditional local grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel. The careful selection and blending of varieties ensures an approachable but complex style and the relatively short time on skins in fermentation creates gentle tannins leading to this wonderfully drinkable profile.
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