Garrida Quinta da Garrida Vinho Tinto 2006

Red Blends from Portugal

$17.99
Item No. 101109
  • red wine
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Garrida's blend of 50% Tinta Roriz and 50% Touriga Nacional is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. This wood treatment lends the wine a fuller body, but still allows its fruity character to show through.

The Quinta da Garrida Vinho Tinto is dark red in color. On the nose, notes of licorice, plum and prune are followed by hints of smoke. This wine is appealing and sweet, well balanced and attractive with a long finish in the mouth. Ideal with mushroom risotto with parmesan.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, with big, dusty tannins, ripe new wood and black, jammy fruit. The exuberance is held in check by minerality, but the final effect is of a ripe, satisfying wine, the spicy new wood showing strongly."
90 Points

Learn About Garrida Map ItMap It

Located in the Dão wine region, in Vila Nova de Tazém, Gouveia, near Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain of Portugal, Garrida has been highly involved in the production of quality wines. The estate covers a total area of 300 acres, of which 255 acres are planted with traditional red varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Rufete, Tinta Roriz, and Alfroncheiro and traditional whites such as Encruzado, Bical and Arinto.

Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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