Confidencial Reserva Tinto 2015

Style:  Full-bodied Red                      Vintage: 2015                         ABV: 13.5%

Appellation: Lisboa                           Varietal: More than ten confidential varietals

Region: Lisboa                                    County:  Portugal

Pairings: Rich, fatty meats work well to soften tannins, try roasts, smoked meats, stroganoff, shepherd’s pie. For veggie options, try hearty roasted potatoes, cauliflower, turnips, or celeriac. Unusual vegetables like garlic scapes, bamboo shoots, and sun chokes work very well.

Avoid pairing with oily fish such as herring, salmon, tuna, trout, and swordfish. The oils can react strangely with the tannins and create a metallic flavor.

Cheese Pairings: Mozzarella, Fontina, Gruyere, Swiss, Stilton/Blue (as a flavoring), Brie, Farmer’s Cheese, Yoghurt, Cream Cheese, Coconut Milk, and Cream

About This Wine: This wine shows great diversity of complex aromas, such as red fruits and vanilla. Medium body in the mouth, it reveals again sensations of red fruit, harmoniously integrated with wood notes and fine tannins provided by ageing in 250 liters oak barriques. In the aftertaste, develops smooth and rich flavors, some acidity and complexity, overcoming ripe fruit, chocolate and wood notes. Its dryness and persistence, combined with its fine elegant tannins, put in evidence its great gastronomic and evolution potential.