Organic, vegan friendly and most importantly, delicious! The Capela Santa Margarida from Quinta da Plansel.
40% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 40% Trincadeira and 20% Alicante Bouschet (all organically grown) from Montemor-o-Novo in Alentejo, Portugal. The wine spends 9 months in stainless steel tanks and another 3 months in bottle before release. It has 2.1 g/L of residual sugar and is vegan friendly.
Sample submitted for priority (sponsored) review. The Capela Santa Margarid has an SRP of $16 and should be available for about that price. Imported by Natural Merchants Inc.
Capela de Sta Margarida is an ancient chapel of Montemor-o-Novo, surrounded by vineyards on its historical land. This unique wine is cultivated with a deep respect for the area’s natural ecosystems by the Quinta da Plansel winemaking team.
Location: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
Grape Varieties: 40% Aragonez, 40% Trincadeira, 20% Alicante Bouschet.
Enjoy with: Grilled meat & game, plates with cream sauce.
Tasting notes: Garnet color. Notes of mint and eucalyptus. Spice and wildberries. Smooth, elegant finish.
We’ve long promoted Portuguese red blends as some of the best value in the wine world and today we’ve got another excellent one that’s made from organically grown grapes and is vegan-friendly to boot!
The 2016 Quinta da Plansel Capela Santa Margarida begins with a pleasing bouquet full of dark berry fruit intermingled with excellent mint and spice notes. The wine tastes smooth with similar flavors to the nose plus lots of licorice, a bit of balsamic and good acidity. A little graphite minerality leads into the dry, long, grippy finish. This is quite a nice, flavorful representation of a tasty red blend from Portugal!
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