Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wine Review: Sogrape Callabriga Alentejo

The Wine: Callabriga Alentejo
From the back label
Winery: Herdade do Peso
Maturation: Oak barrels 12 mo and bottle 6 mo
Tasting Notes: Red-violet colour. Intesnse ripe red fruit aroma. Full-bodied and smooth, displays excellent balance and elegance. Ages well for 2-3 year.
Food Pairing: Meat and soft cheeses.
14.5 % alc/vol.
Bottled by Sogrape Vinhos
Imported by Evanton, Inc. Stamford, CT.

Figure 1: Bottle opened and served in vintage cocktail glass.

I found this wine in the Chairman's Selection at PA Wine & Spirits, where I often peruse the discount bottles. It is my new favorite wine. It is a nice dry red with a full body. Unfortunately, it is a last-call wine, which means what you see is what you get. No more restocks. Of course I had to go out and buy 14 bottles of it and clean out what was left of their stock. Sorry folks, this wine is great, but I don't think you'll be able to find it. If you're nice, maybe I'll share a glass with you ;)

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