03 Mar Bliss Imports Portuguese Wine Tasting
Bliss Imports/Portugal Tasting
Join us Saturday as we welcome guest pourer Alleah Fredrichs, owner of Bliss Wine Imports, to sample wines from the Bliss Imports fantastic Portuguese portfolio. Devoted to artisan wines made with organically farmed grapes from “exotic” regions, these wines are a testament to the ever growing search for wines outside traditional regions.
2013 Arrojo “Branca” White Blend, Douro, Portugal
On Sale $9.99
Pleasing and easy, it has a bit of perkiness and grip, a little penetration on the finish. It should make a nice picnic wine or party wine.
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2013 Lagar de Darei, Dao, Portugal
On Sale $12.99
A wine with a contemporary style, having an elegant and intense profile. The wines show the character of the selected vineyard parcels on the estate.
2011 Quinta do Vale do Pios, Douro Superior, Portugal
On Sale $12.99
Excomungado is a terroir wine made from a blend of the grapes that better express the Douro region. The mix is made by Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão. This Wine has primary and fermentation aromas which dominate in a more complex bouquet.
2006 Quinta da Boa Vista, Dao, Portugal
On Sale $28.99
This wine is not filtered and not fined, so expect to find sediment even if you decant it. Yum! The wine is herbal with a pop of red fruit. It has vibrant tannins and is perfectly balanced in the mouth. It has been aged to perfection. Rarely do we see a wine like this in the US.
2010 Quinta da Zaralhoa, Douro, Portugal
On Sale $31.99
It has sensational aromas of purple flowers with a hint of strawberry. On the palate you’ll taste black fruit, and experience rich, soft tannins. It is scrumptious with or without food.
And a bonus bottle from Italy!
NV Caschina Barrichi “Regina de Felicita,” Piedmont, Italy
On Sale $24.99
Rich aromas reminiscent of tropical fruit, passion fruit, mango and papaya. Intense Moscato, and a fresh scent of ripe grapes. In the mouth a pleasant sensation of “mousse moscato”. The great freshness and fine bead given by the long Charmat give this sweet wine, a very balanced feel.