Carvalhao Torto Touriga 2008, Dao, Portugal
REDUCED FROM £14 TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW WINES
We think this red from the Dao wine region is best with something to eat. Like a lot of Portuguese wines, it isn’t made with the international palate in mind, but rather how locals would drink it with a meal. It’s a blend of Portugal’s most popular grape, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz - aka Tempranillo - and has only seen the inside of a steel tank, so you’re getting the pure fruit flavours. Despite its 2008 vintage, this is a recent release from the winery, as it believes this wine takes some time to come around and soften. Try it with something with a bit of protein and fat. We’re thinking slow cooked pork belly, roast shoulder of lamb - or raclette and fondue.