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Douro Tinto (Portugal)

Douro Tinto is a red wine from the Douro valley in Portugal.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Black Currant
Black
Currant

Blackberry
Blackberry
Coffee
Mocca
Pepper
Pepper
Licorice
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Toast
Toast
Smoke
Smoke

Red Berries. Cherry. Dark Berries. Black Currant. Black Olives. Spices. Mokka. Licorice.

Profile

Douro Tinto wines are often medium bodied with good fruit and acidity:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
16-17°C (61-63°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Stew
Stew
Mushroom
Mushroom
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork

Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Venison

Douro Tinto pairs best with Gilled, Braised, or Roasted Meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Beef Stew. Mushrooms.
Barbeque. Hamburger. Meatloaf.
Grilled Beef. Grilled Lamb. Grilled Chicken.
Caça (Game). Veado (Venison).
Javali (Wild Boar). Coelho (Rabbit).

Cheese:
Strong Cheese. Smoked Cheese.

Portuguese Specialities:
Cabrito Assado (Roasted Goat).
Bacalao com Natas (Bacalao with Potatoes).

About Douro Tinto

More than 40 differnt grapes can be used to produce Douro Tinto.

Some common grapes are Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinta Barroca, and Tinto Cão.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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