The combination or tartness and attractive fruitiness in Portugal’s Dao reds often remind me of Pinot Noir. Grao Vasco certainly has a bit of this character along with the feeling of a solid bistro wine. One sip and the palate is teased and demanding a food partner. I enjoy lightly chilled glasses as I prepare dinner and, of course, with it too. I’ve been drinking this wine for decades and it always makes me wonder if it may not be the world’s best value, everyday red wine. It certainly deserves to be much better known.
SOGRAPE 18 Dao “˜Grao Vasco’ Portugal 14977 $8.95