A PAIR OF PORTUGUESE WONDER REDS
Two of my favourite rustic reds are drinking really well right now. And are attractively priced too. Alianca’s Bairrada (a region) is classic rustic ““ gutsy, tangy dry, with the feeling of a country café. Very real, wholesome and ready to connect you to mother earth. Can never understand why I don’t buy more of this wine.
Quartetto falls into a more modern style. Rooted in rustic but with cushions on the chairs. While there is a sense of old hillside villages there is also some richness. A wonderful blend of regional character and drinkability. Certainly a great ambassador for Portuguese red wine. The label is also refreshingly modern.
ALIANCA 08 Bairrada, Portugal 158741 $8.65
QUARTETTO 08 Alentejano, Portugal 253880 $8.85