Quinta do Quetzal 'Guadalupe' Winemaker's Selection Red 2016
Quinta do Quetzal 'Guadalupe' Winemaker's Selection Branco 2017
Vidigueira, Alentejo, Portugal
Quinta do Quetzal is set in the heart of the Alentejo region on the rich slopes of Vidigueira, close to the oldest known Roman winery in Portugal and Spain. The grapes grow on soil rich in Schist, the local mineral stone. While the area around Quinta do Quetzal is generally sunny and warm, its positioning on the foothills of the Serra do Mendro allows cooler air in from the Atlantic ocean. These conditions lead to big variations in temperature, giving the grapes the heat to ripen and the cooling breezes to recover.
A full bodied and aromatic wine, this one gives aromas of wild herbs, berry jam and a hint of earth. Velvety on the palate, the dark fruit flavors are complemented by a substantial presence of earth and hints of leather that fade into a gentle and dry finish.
Pair it with:
This wine is very well suited for dark meats and dishes with exotic spice flavors that bring out its intense, dark fruit notes.Try it with lamb shawarma, gyros, Asian five spice pork and even Indian tandoor meats.
40% Syrah, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Aragonés
12 months in mixed French and American oak barrels