Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão and Souzão have long been well known for their use in Port wine. It is a combination of their acid structure, coloring, spicy flavors and aromas that make them ideal for creating exceptional Port wines.
By luck we were left with some extra grapes in 2015 and what else is there to do, but become a bit creative. After weeks and months of continued adapting and tinkering with this blend, the result is a fantastic Portuguese red wine, so full and complex that your taste buds fight trying to decipher its flavors.
We named this red wine Tinta da Vida, Ink of life, due to its dark color, grape varieties and unpredictable ways – just like life! We are excited the way this wine compliments our portfolio and its possibilities.
This wine pairs great with the less ordinary dishes, like:
- Braised pork chops with crispy sage
- Beef Wellington, with pâté and duxelles, wrapped in puff pastry
- Lamb in spiced orange and thyme tagine
- Spicy chickpea and spinach stew
2016 Estate grown and bottled red wine, 750ml, 13.8% Alcohol by Volume