Quinta Da Fonte Souto Tinto D.O.C. 2017 75 CL

Symington Family Estate – Alentejo Portugal

Red cherries with hints of pine forest and forest floor tickle the nostrils, while the fruity impressions on the tongue are soft as silk with small hints of pepper and cloves. A wine that will suit many meals.

The Portuguese Alentejo region covers approximately one third of the country and produces red wines that are mostly easy-drinking and fruit-driven. Trincadeira is widely used, and often the wines are blends of several grapes. Although traditional Portuguese grape varieties dominate the region, many red wines from Alentejo also contain international grape varieties such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wines from Alentejo often equal quality for affordable prices.

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Decanter
Reviewed by Sarah Ahmed
Lead grape Alicante Bouschet brings mulchy, autumnal savoriness – dried mint, radicchio, tobacco leaf and dried fig – to juicy blackberry fruit striated with skeins of fine tannin. Compelling fruitiness, savouriness and acidity lend a counterpoint, with crushed rock, mineral notes and powdery tannins to bring tension and depth.
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Wine & Spirits Magazine
This wine’s red and black currant flavors release a stream of white narcissus scents, hibiscus notes and savory, mineral tannins that feel padded with richness.
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Wine Enthusiast
Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
The wine comes from an Alentejo estate acquired by the Douro’s Symington family in 2017. It is a powerfully structured wine. The tannins and the rich black fruits are laced with refreshing acidity, a sign of the estate’s 1,500-foot altitude.
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The vine leaf
Reviewed by Bjarne Mouridsen
Dark ruby, opaque core, purple rim. Relatively fresh nose with ripe and slightly acidic cherries, blackberries and a bit of cocoa. Ripe fruit, blackberries, plums, powerful and spicy with good, slightly creamy texture, but also fresh and with nice acidity that peaks midway, nice with soft tannins and a long tail.

Quinta da Fonte Souto
Quinta da Fonte Souto is the Symington family’s first property outside the Douro region. You may have heard of Symington from elsewhere. The family also owns the absolutely excellent port wine producer Graham’s. At Quinta da Fonte Souto, however, the focus is more on classic wine. The winery is located in Portalegre, close to the São Mamede mountain range, which favors the vines with a cooler climate than would normally be expected from the region’s very hot weather. The winery has 43 hectares of vineyards, which are primarily planted with Aragonês, Alfrocheiro, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. A number of chestnut trees also grow here, which inspired the name – ‘souto’ means a tree-covered area planted with precisely chestnut trees.

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199,00 DKK

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