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This Altano Douro red wine is made by the Symington family, entirely from grapes grown in their own vineyards, located along the length of the Douro Valley of Northern Portugal. The family is now into its fifth generation of Douro winemakers, although its involvement with the wines of the Douro can be traced back 14 generations to the mid 17th Century.
Deep, ruby-crimson colour. Aromas of Mediterranean maquis vegetation with eucalyptus and pine needle notes as well as black plum and damson. Full and satisfying on the palate with ripe, fruits of the forest flavours, seasoned with peppery tannins. A good wine to serve with pasta and spicy food.
The fruit comes from the family Quintas in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca.