Portugal’s Dao region produces medium-bodied reds that can be likened to Pinot. This one has Pinot’s easy-drinking feeling and strawberry note. There’s also the down-to-earth quality of everyday Chianti, and a few years of ageing has added a charming, mellow note. Lots to enjoy. My kind of house wine for summer drinking. Lightly chill, and decant out of the dark packaging into clear glass.
ALIANCA 14 Dao, Portugal 548834 Vintages $12.95