Tuesday, June 16, 2009


To help you in the creative process of blending the best wine, here are some of the main characteristics of each variety:


One of the most grown red varieties in Portugal.
This grape produces bright ruby wines, with fruity and intense red fruit aromas and flavours.
This wine is medium-bodied, with good balanced acidity and persistence on the palate.
This particular wine has aged four months in Portuguese oak barrels.
When blended, it provides freshness and fruitiness.


It's the noblest of Portuguese red varieties.
This grape produces dark coloured wines, full bodied with good structure and firm, elegant tannins.
Its warm aromas are soft and fruity. It has ripe wild berry, violets, flavours and its complexity, it's enhanced by four months ageing in Portuguese oak barrels.
When blended, it provides good structure, nice tannins and complexity.