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Date Printed: 2/27/2015
Garrida Quinta da Garrida Vinho Tinto 2006
Garrida Quinta da Garrida Vinho Tinto 2006
(search item no. 101109)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/27/2015: $17.99

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.

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About Garrida:

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.