There are quite a few red wines coming out of the Douro, primarily made from younger vines, that I believe could be chilled so here is a nice effort.
WTN: `06 Tuga Vinho Tinto Douro, Vinhos Douro Superior.
The front label proudly states " Tuga, the Passion of Portugal". Thats it!!
13% alc, $17 Cdn, very small natural cork, served slightly chilled. A blend of T. Roriz, T. Franco, T. Barroca, Touriga Nacional.
This is the same outfit that produces the excellent Castello d`Alba wines.
Color. Deepish ruby-red, quite an intense centre.
Nose. Lotsa red fruits, floral, some spice. Nice and appealing.
Palate. Initial entry thoughts are blueberry, pepper, soft, jammy. Low tannins, medium-bodied, subtle. Splendid quaffer served chilled, as it opens raspberry, redcurrant. Tinge of ripeness here, perfect for the patio and lamb kebabs. I allowed the wine to warm to room temp and found it quite dusty on the finish. Buy if you can find!