Aliança Reserva, DOC Bairrada - Boutinot
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Aliança Reserva, DOC Bairrada 2021

PAL014

Bacalhôa (formerly Aliança)

An authentic blend of Portuguese indigenous varieties, predominantly Baga, which is a classic grape of the Bairrada region.

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One of Portugal's largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from...

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Production

The grapes are vinified without being totally destemmed, and macerated for 5 days in cold temperatures. The fermentation lasts around 6 days. Produced from a blend of traditional local grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel. The careful selection and blending of varieties ensures an approachable but complex style and the relatively short time on skins in fermentation creates gentle tannins leading to this wonderfully drinkable profile.

Tasting notes

Attractive mixed berry aromas with spice notes. Vibrant plum and black cherry on the palate with liquorice hints, elegant tannins, and finely poised acidity. A medium-bodied, vibrant and characterful glass of red.

Food match

“From Touriga Nacional to Trincadeira, the sweet buttery flavour and texture of lamb is a thing of beauty paired with a red of class, poise, balance and subtle fragrance.” Olly Smith - so drink with your classic Sunday roast lamb!

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