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2016 Douro Tinto, Legado

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Douro Region: The Douro region is located in northern Portugal and is renowned for its production of both Port wines and table wines. The region is characterized by steep terraced vineyards along the Douro River, creating a picturesque and unique winegrowing landscape. Douro Tinto: "Douro Tinto" refers to red wines produced in the Douro region, and these wines are often blends of indigenous grape varieties. The red wines of Douro are known for their rich and robust character, showcasing the terroir of the region. Legado: "Legado" translates to "legacy" in Portuguese, and wine labels often use such terms to convey a sense of tradition, heritage, or a winery's legacy. 2016 Vintage: The 2016 vintage is known for producing high-quality wines in various regions around the world. In the context of red wines, the 2016 vintage might exhibit good structure, balanced acidity, and the potential for aging. Indigenous Grape Varieties: Douro Tinto wines often feature indigenous grape varieties, such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), and others. These grape varieties contribute to the unique flavor profile of Douro red wines, with notes of dark fruits, spices, and sometimes floral and herbal elements. Winemaking Techniques: Winemakers in the Douro region may use traditional winemaking techniques, such as foot-treading of grapes in granite lagares, to extract flavors and colors from the grape skins. Barrel aging in oak may also be employed to enhance the wine's complexity and structure. Food Pairing: Douro Tinto wines, with their robust character, often pair well with hearty dishes such as grilled meats, stews, and aged cheeses.
2016 Douro Tinto, Legado
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