6x Wines For Merlot Lovers
Special bundle of our favorite Portuguese wines that match the profile of Merlot. Have some fun, blind taste your friends or surprise them with a less known wine. Our wines come from flagship wineries of Portugal, personally curated a process that took our founders 11 months!
1) Quinta Dos Lobatos 2018 - vivino 4.1
Named after a pack of Iberian wolves that roam the vineyard, the Quinta do Lobatos is a boutique biodynamic wine made by the talented team at Quinta do Javali. Made from Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & Tinta Barroca and aged for 6 months in French Oak. Intense red color. Nose characterized by notes of ripe red fruits, with a strong presence of strawberry jam and raspberry. The short aging in oak barrels was used only to adjust the aromatic component, being responsible for some spice hints. In the mouth, we highlight the fruity aromas, properly balanced by an elegant structure.
2) Ravasqueira Guarda Rios Gold Edition 2019 - vivino 4.1
The name means King Fisher due to the presence of these birds on the estate as well as the fact they are migratory birds which flew in like the wine maker when he joined MR. Made from Aragones, Syrah & Alicante Bouschet and aged for 10 months in French Oak. Dark and deep colour. Intense nose with spicy notes and notes of wild berries, forest, and a touch of vanilla. The combination of Syrah with, the typical, Alicante Bouschet and Aragonês, gives this wine a very own identity and a balance between the ripe fruit and freshness. With the identity of the region well present, it also brings modernity in its profile
3) Cartuxa Monte dos Pinheiros 2019 - vivino 3.8
This single estate vineyard wine is ready for consumption and tastes great straight out of the bottle. Made from Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet & Syrah. Fruity, young and easy drinking. Aromas of cherry, raspberry and plum. Medium body and a pleasant finish.
4) Casa do Santar Reserva 2015 - vivino 4.2
An elegant Dao that truly expresses this unique terroir. Made from 50% Aragonez, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Alfrocheiro and aged for 6 months on French oak barrels. Intense ruby with brownish tones. Intense notes of red fruits jam, spices and toasted notes. Complex, well-structure, elegant, harmonious and soft tannins.
5) Grilos Tinto 2018 - Wine Spectator 90 points
Grilos Red is an incredible value for money wine. A 90point Wine Spectator (Robert Parker) wine that is smooth and balanced. Made from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz & Jaen and aged for 6 months in French Oak. Intense ruby color. Its aroma is a mixture of red berries and roasted nuts, hints of wildflowers, and balsamic notes. It has a fruity, soft, and well-balanced flavor as well as good persistency.
6) Series Tinto Cao | Red | 2019 | Doc Douro - Vivino Rating 4.2
The Series wines represent our passion for innovation and experimentation in the search for new and interesting wines. Tinto Cão is a synonym of Douro! This wine is aged for 12 months in French Oak. A red of great character and expression, with immense aromatic complexity and rusticity, showing aromas of red fruit and herbal suggestions in a charming nose. On the palate, reveals itself rustic, with firm tannins, yet delicate, showing some elegance and finishing off vibrant and lingering.