Gateway Douro Red 17
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Here's another fabulous value-driven wine from local Asheville importer Kate Stamps.-- buying this wine supports two local businesses!
Gateway Douro is an easy-drinking blend of 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz, and 20% Touriga Nacional from the region in Portugal, famous for Port wines.
Grapes for Gateway Douro are harvested from vineyards along the picturesque Douro River. The Marão mountain range to the east shelters the vineyards from coastal influences, producing the hot, dry summers and cold winters of a Mediterranean climate. The area features Portugal's most notable wine classification: Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC). While the region is primarily associated with Port wine production, Douro produces just as much table wine as it does fortified wine. These non-fortified wines, Douro appellated wines, are rapidly rising in popularity thanks to outstanding quality and super reasonable prices.
This bargain red is super juicy and pleasing in your glass, with loads of soft berry flavors leading to a perfectly dry and silky finish. It goes with just about anything, from pasta and pizza to steaks and chops!