Douro Dry Reds

  Douro Portugal Dry Red Wine Blends
Synonyms:

Wine Name: Douro Red, Douro Blends, Red Blends, Red Douro

Background: The Port production region of the Douro Valley in Portugal has recently turned to an increased production of dry red wines using excess port grapes such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Aragonez (Tempranillo), Bastardo, Castelão, Cornifesto, Donzelinho Tinto, Malvasia Preta, Marufo, Rufete, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca. The wines result in blends similar to Bordeaux wines that are full-bodied, dry and moderate tannins.

Classic Brands and Sources: Quinta do Crasto, Quinta das Tecedeiras, Quinta de Roriz

Characteristics:

Style #1 – typical

Body – full

Acidity – medium

Sweetness – dry

Tannins – medium


Wine and food pairing guidelines:
Pairs well with red, savory meats, grilled or roasted.

Foods and Entrees that usually pair:
Beef, lamb, game, chicken, turkey, veal or pork grilled, roasted or braised, chili, hamburgers, meatloaf, mushrooms, cheese based pasta, risotto.

Cheese Pairings:

Mild and medium sharp Cheddar, Corvo, Edam, Glouchester, Muenster, Provolone (aged), Parmesan, Pecorino, Roncal, Smoked Gouda.