Alente Trincadiera Argonez. This Portuguese wine’s bright red berry aromas are followed by flavors of raspberry and black currants and a touch of oak and smokiness. Fresh and fruity at first glance, this wine gains strength with a nice tannic grip. Ample acidity makes it a great pairing for the tomato sauce in Greg’s Bucatini, and the earthiness from the chanterelles-with their lovely subtle sweetness-mimics the wine’s contrasting combination of fruity and earthy flavors. Yet this is still a light-bodied wine, perfect for such a simple yet flavorful pasta dish.
For many people, their familiarity with Portuguese wines begins and ends with Port — a fortified dessert wine. However, Portugal’s non-fortified wine traditions are as old as those of any other European country. Lately, red wines from the Douro and Dao regions have been getting world-wide recognition, where some world-class wines are being made from indigenous grapes such as Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. However, don’t be afraid to look for wines from the vast Alentejo region, where wines made from charismatic grapes like Trincadeira and Aragonez provide excellent value. GRANT
Also pairs well with beef, cheese, duck, grilled meats, pasta, pork, poultry, sausage.
- Category Red Wine
- Varietal Trincadeira
- Region Alentejo Portugal