A complex and well balanced portuguese red, made from Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz grapes aged for 9 months in oak barrels. The result is vibrant with expressive notes of cassis, chocolate and mocha from the time in oak. It has gentle, refined tannins and powerful and rich finish.
Try this with a Portgueuse prego roll (a grilled steak sandwich marinated in peri peri sauce, herbs and tomatoes)
"This wine stood out at a recent staff tasting, it punches well above its price. Ripe and concentrated fruit with just enough oak to add depth. It still has a good freshness too. I'd have this with spiced lamb chops, but you could enjoy it on its own too."
Opta has been making wine in the Dao since 2013 and is features the Portuguese Swallow. Throughout the twentieth century, the swallow became a popular symbol due to its cheerful, brave and skillful nature and romantic symbolism. The mediterranean climate and clay soils of the Dão perfectuly suit the local grape vareties used and create wines with a certain "Portugality" that Opta are keen to share with the world. The wine is finished in Americnoak barrels for 9 months before bottling.