2014 Gota Wine Bergamota Dão Tinto - Beiras, Portugal
A blend of 80% Touriga Nacional and small amounts of local varietals including Tinta Roriz, Jaen, and Alfrocheiro Preto, produced by Gota, a company whose goal is to share Portuguese wine with the world. They buy grapes from small farmers and blend them into accurate, delicious representations of what we’ve been missing. Touriga Nacional, traditionally the main ingredient in port, is known for round acidity, firm structure and violet aromas. This easy-drinking example does not disappoint. Dark, ripe berries and trademark floral notes on the nose lead to cherries, chocolate and a hint of black pepper and rosemary on the palate. Don’t let the flowers fool you; try this with heart meals like venison stew, roast pork, or traditional grilled chouriço.