Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 9-11

Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 9-11

Day 9 Pinta Negra I want to take some credit here. I went with Simon and Spike to the London wine fair in April this year and afterwards I insisted they should have this wine on their site, so you could call this the ambassador’s selection! I think my faith has been...
Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 6-8

Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 6-8

Day 6 Dona Louise Now we’re talking! Lemos are my favourite vineyard of all the ones the guys import from. From the Dao region, this is the area I call the Burgundy of Portugal (in that their wines are as good, but the same quality is a tenner or more less than you...
Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 22-24

Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 22-24

Day 22 Quinta de Lemos Alfrocheiro With all this Lemos you are spoiling me! Another dark, good bodied wine with aromas and flavours of blackberries and other dark fruit and spice notes. Hand-picked grapes again matured in French oak for 18 months this has a lovely...
Ambassador Pat’s wine ADVENTure Day 2

Ambassador Pat’s wine ADVENTure Day 2

Quinta das Condessas An entry level wine from the Douro. It’s what you expect from reds from that region, being blended from those grapes that you get in a port. Really full bodied with strong dark fruit notes. Nice and punchy (warning; this is 15% volume). Smells and...
Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 18-21

Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 18-21

Day 18 Quinta da Calçada Exuberant Another wine from the Vino Verde region, a blend of Alvarinho, Loureiro and Azal. No oak used in the making of this wine so it produces a very fresh style of wine (dare I say it has exuberance?!). Crisp fruit notes of citrus and...
Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 15-17

Ambassador Pat’s wine adventure day 15-17

Day 15 Kasta White A really popular and very approachable white wine from the Douro. A wine blended from classic white grapes from that region, Viosinho, Rabigato and Gouveio. A lovely mouthfeel with tropical fruit and peach notes and a pleasant finish. Nicely...