Vinha dos Vinte Lagoalva - Tejo
REGION: Tejo, Portugal
VARIETIES: Castelao, Touriga Nacional
When our resident winemaker, Ian, went on a tasting trip to Tejo, he wasn't sure what he'd find. Quinta da Lagoalca 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 entry-level red, making the most of the native varieties to produce a fruit-forward, yet remarkably concentrated wine for the price. This is so drinkable, yet would not be out of place at all on any dinner table.