Deep, brooding, inky purple in colour with a developed, aromatic nose dominated by ripe black fruits and smoky oak. The palate is full bodied and concentrated, dripping with spicy blackberry fruit and a fair wedge of toasty vanilla oak, finishing soft, supple and rounded.
The 2015 vintage was awarded 89 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2017 edition review of Top Value (<£25) Portuguese Reds (see blue links below).
Aphros Vinhao Vinho Verde Tinto is a biodynamic wine. It is made using the rare Vinhao grape which are grown in south-facing vineyards near the Lima River.
Aphros Vinhao Vinho Verde Tinto is very rich and dark in colour. It has flavours of brambles, cherries and dark forest fruits along with a prickle of spiciness. It is a versatile wine that is is equally good when chilled or served with rich stews and casseroles.
This Malbec has a dark violet colour and offers concentrated aromas of black plums, black cherries and blackberries. These vibrant black fruit flavours provide a pleasing weight on the palate and supple mouth texture.
This superb Malbec has a deep violet colour and offers concentrated aromas of black cherries and chocolate notes. The rich blackberry and black currant fruit flavours are rounded off perfectly by soft, supple tannins.
Crispness and admirable balance are the hallmarksof Aria di Caiarossa, a blend of four noblevarieties that mirrors the estate philosophy.This wine is notable for its spicy balsam, velvetytexture, and dense, fine-grained tannins.
ARIEL oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black currants, cherry, blueberries and chocolate, with soft tannins and a dry finish.
The Arpeggio Rosso is a medium bodied red with ripe fruit character, soft, well-rounded tannins and a concentrated finish. Arpeggio is ideal on its own as it is soft with bags of fruit, but also has enough body to team with pasta, pizza and red meat dishes.
Powerful and aromatic, with a perfume of dark red berry fruits. On the palate the wine is well rounded with lots of delicious red and black fruit flavours including dark cherry, black plum, raspberry and blackberry with touches spice and toast adding complexity. It has a smooth persistent finish with supple, ripe tannins and lovely balancing acidity.
The nose has plentiful aromas of black current, raspberry, spicy dark plums and suggestions of mushroom. Attractive dried herb notes are also in attendance Upfront the palate is red and dark fruits with lots of cherries and strawberries. A pleasantly textured wine with fine tannins and a medium weight. An easy drinking Pinot Noir with intensity and a very good spicy length
A good depth of colour precedes pleasing ripe summer fruit aromas. Black plum and spice are also apparent on the nose. There is a sweet plum entry in the mouth, which develops into concentrated fruit with subtle savoury notes and a touch of leather. Tannins satisfy the palate and fruit lingers on the finish. Drinking well now, and will age gracefully.