''The Douro Valley is not only a stunningly beautiful wine region, it is on the cusp of something very special.'' Lauren Eads, The Drinks Business Magazine
Hi Folks, At European Wine Store, we've prided ourselves on seeking out those hidden gems from historical wine regions which may have flown under the radar. And for us one such red which certainly applies to this category is the Altano Douro Tinto 2019 from Portugal's magical Douro Valley.
''Douro Valley has generally been viewed as a source of value-driven quality wines, that are relatively undiscovered.'' Lauren Mowery, Forbes.com
Yes, it is undeniably true that in recent years the picturesque Douro Valley in Portugal has become one of the most exciting destinations for travellers and red wine lovers who've been blown away by the great value on show throughout Portugal's most iconic wine region. Along with holiday makers and wine aficionados this red also has secret admirers from 2 x of the biggest Wine Magazines (Decanter & Wine Spectator) who love the ravishingly juicy palate and the silkiness and lushness which are hallmarks of Douro Valley Reds.
''A lush and silky style, this red offers concentrated flavours of raspberry tart, dark cherry and boysenberry, accented by notes of chocolate. The silky finish lingers with rich mocha details.'' Wine Spectator Magazine
''Impactful nose of forest fruit, dark chocolate and mocha, with ravishingly juicy fruit on the palate underpinned by a racy freshness to fuel and alluringly persistent finish.'' Decanter Magazine
As for me I'm charmed by the scented floral aromas and focused, fresh fruit, reflecting a very good year. Simultaneously full and silky on the palate, well defined red fruit flavors come to the fore, enveloped in soft, ripe tannins and spicy notes. Generous, well-structured and elegant.
If your new to Douro Valley Reds or would like to re-discover one, than your timing is perfect as today as we're shining a light on one of the finest value Portuguese Reds to come from the Douro Valley in a very long time. (and its only $22.99!) Buy with confidence today!