For a long time, port will probably be the first thing people think of when they think of Portuguese wine – especially that of the Douro Valley. But for those that know the still wines of Portugal, there's a world to explore.
Douro reds are big reds. But Quinta de Ramozeiros isn't needlessly so. Don't get me wrong, this is not a red to have with a seafood salad. But it's also a red that you can drink without food – even though it does work beautifully with it.
Violets, vanilla, blackcurrants, black pepper and some earthyness come through heavily on the nose here. It's a heady and big nose, but then the structure matches up brilliantly: great bite from the acid, and ripe tannins give this a lot to say for itself.