REGION: Tejo, Portgual
VARIETIES: Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah
When our resident winemaker, Ian, went on a tasting trip to Tejo, he wasn't sure what he'd find. Quinta da Ribeirinha was certainly one of the highlights, producing a wide range of wines at very different price points, always with a style that is very typical of the region: crisp, mineral and almost bitter-almond in flavour. This is their very top red - a product of very careful blending and ageing. It is rich, dense and extremely more-ish. Look no further for a great representation of what the very best of Portugal is.