Alvaro Castro 2016 'Quinta de Saes' Tinto, Dao DOC

Item Number: 12148

UPC: 5-606686000621

Country: Portugal
Region: Dao
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Vintage: 2016
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87 (8/31/2018)

    The 2016 Tinto Quinta de Saes is a blend of 30% each of Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro, 25% Jaen and the rest Tinta Roriz. About half the barrels were aged for 14 months, the other half for 18 months, in well-used French barriques (8+ years old). It comes in at 13% alcohol. In many respects, this is merely a fruity little red, but the concentration and structure for the level distinguish it to some extent. Then, it adds typical freshness, making it lively. This is very well done. It can hold too, not that it is intended to age. The point here is to be fruity and fresh. Dive in.