Over the years we’ve seen new wine regions garner popularity as wine trends fluctuate. 10 years ago it was Australia, more recently Argentine Malbecs were all the rage. Over the past couple of years, there is no region that has been producing better quality wine for the price than Portugal.
Obviously Portugal has a rich history in wine production with their fortified dessert wines, but recent improvements to the quality of their farming processes & wine-making techniques have led to some of the best quality value reds on the market today.
Touriga Nacional – 60%
Cabernet Sauvignon – 35%
Alicante Bouschet – 5%
MySomm Tasting Notes:
“The nose offers up loverly aromas of red fruit, smoked fragrances, fresh mint & various spices. The 2013 Pancas is dry & medium bodied on the palate. There are ample bright red fruit flavors complemented by delicate earthy tones. This is an easy drinking wine that drinks well with or without food and will please a wide variety of palates. Drink Now!”
MySomm Price: $12.50
I urge everyone to get to know these great wines from Portugal. They offer a tremendous amount of quality at really superb values. This is a crowd pleasing wine that will be perfect to stock up on for when company comes over.