Something Different for More of the Same
I’d hoped that springtime would actually make it to my area this week, but not so much. I even lit a fire this morning. My cohort didn’t seem to mind too terribly much.
It’s still too chilly for something springy like sauvignon blanc, so I reached for a red, Poças 2019 Vale de Cavalos Red. One of my colleagues is traveling in Portugal right now, so that helped inspire me a bit. This is from the Douro region, in the north. It’s best known for producing the rich fortified wine port (hence the name), but they also make good dry reds at really good prices. The reds (like the ports) are typically blends of grapes such as Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.
The temperature is just right for reds in my basement at the moment, and this came out nicely cooled. It’s got a garnet color, and blackberry with a little smoke on the nose. I get raspberry and a little less-than-ripe cherry on the palate. There’s tons of acidity, which makes this a good match with a ton of foods. Anything tomato-y, pizza, burgers.
I guess with this I can stop complaining about the weather for like a whole day or two. We’ll see.