Chasing Harvest via Rock and Stone
Portugal produces just as much dry table wine as they do sweet port, though the latter being the more famous by a wide margin.
All proper "Port" comes from the Douro Valley, which is largely grown on steep terraced sites enjoying hot dry and stable climate suitable for a range of hearty red grape varieties. This is a blend of three of the most famous grapes in Portugal - Tinta Roriz (aka- Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional (the king grape of Port wines) and Touriga Franca (the most widely grown red grape in the Douro).
This wine is made by travelling American winemakers Mike and Jenn Kush from Chicago, the fruit coming from a small but high quality vineyard in the upper Douro. Gently pressed fruit, fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks (no oak), to make a very traditional rustic, savoury dry wine.
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