A review of Adego Da Vila 2016 for Weekend Wine Reviews #338.
2015 Caves Velhas, Adega Da Vila, Alentejo, Portugal. Wine Awesomeness.
They say: Alentejo is one of the most well-respected wine regions of Portugal. It is situated closer to the easter border with Spain. This hot and dry region is best known for it’s red wines. Although in recent years many more traditional French and Italian varietals (like Syrah and Cab Sauv) this bottle is full on Portuguese. It is 40% Aragonez, 40% Trincadeira, and 20% Alicadeira Bouschet. This wine is big boned, savory, juicy and warm. Packed with savvy subtleties of punchy acidity and deep warm intensity. On the nose, dark blackberry and over-cooked blueberry pie flood the glass, followed by a dusting of potting soil. On the palate, layers of tropical rain-soaked earth make you feel like you are drinking in sepia tones. We say: dark, inky fruits with a medium body.