Quinta da Bica Vinhas Velhas 2015
A Fine Red From Portugal
From the vineyards of Portugal comes this fine red that has a medium to strong tannin value, lending acidity and complexity of flavor.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
Quinta da Bica is a famous winery in Portugal and is rich in history, being one of the first wine bottlers in the Dao region. Wines made in the Dao region are made at high altitude. This imbues Quinta da Bica Vinhas Velhas 2015 with a strong robust flavor that is more acidic than sweet. Made from a variety of grapes including the nationally acclaimed Touriga Nacional, the wine is a dry red. This wine ages extremely well and can be stored for a prolonged period to enhance its richness.
As a bold red, Quinta da Bica Vinhas Velhas 2015 pairs very well with red meat. The gamier the meat the better, so you don’t need to limit yourself to matching this with beef. It will work splendidly with the deep flavor of lamb or venison. Accompanying sauces for these meats as well as stews are greatly enriched by adding some of this wine; it can even be used to marinade these meats before cooking.
This wine can also be paired with poultry, the gamier the better, and matches duck very well. It is suggested that if matched with chicken, the dish be grilled to bring out a charred chicken flavor.
A Portuguese Red from Dão
Dão is a Portugese wine region situated in Região Demarcada do Dão with the Dão-Lafões sub region of the Centro, Portugal. Regarded as one of the oldest established wine regions in the country, the area is surrounded by mountains on all sides, giving the wine an added character due to the elevation.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.