2005 Conde De Vimioso Falua Sociedade Ribatejano Portugal Red Blend

Another good table wine from Portugal. This wine was made from a blend of grapes that you might not recognize—Touriga Nacional, Aragonêz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trincadeira. By blending they obtain similar results to that of the great Rhone blends and to a lesser degree but still the blending of separate elements to obtain a specific profile like they do in Bordeaux. In no way shape or form am I comparing this wine to French wines and often in Portugal the blend is not chosen from different blocks of one varietal but from intermingled vines otherwise referred to as a field blend. Fruity and floral on the nose and a full body that requires a little air before consumption this is a good food wine that will pair well with grilled and braised meats, aged salty cheeses and chocolate dessert.

Rating: Good (86) | $12 | 13.5% ABV

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2 Responses to “2005 Conde De Vimioso Falua Sociedade Ribatejano Portugal Red Blend”

  1. Wes says:

    I have not tried a Portugal wine besides Port. I will try it especially at $12.


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