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Folias de baco ‘Uivo Tinta Francisca’ 2018

Folias de baco ‘Uivo Tinta Francisca’ 2018

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Style/ Colour Red
Vintage 2018
Region Douro
ABV 12%

Grape varieties Tinta Francisca

The producer Tiago Sampaio, established his label in 2007, having completed his PhD in Oregon. Tiago is an advocate for sustainable viticulture and the production of natural wines in the Douro. He cultivates vineyards between 500-700m – a mix of inherited old field blend vineyards and new plantings, where the boundary pusher has planted Alvarinho and Tinta Francisca.

The vineyard/winemaking Light ruby ​​colour. Spicy notes, blackberries and subtle notes of smoke. In the mouth it is quite elegant and fresh, with a smooth and soft velvety texture.

Tasting note Is it a red, is it a rosé or a palhete, as blends of red and white grapes are traditionally known in Portugal?  Whatever, this eye-opening, dusky pink wine certainly flies! Ironically, I was introduced to it at a judges’ dinner at the Australian Alternative Wine Variety Show in 2016.  It was my wine of the night and I wasted no time visiting with Tiago Sampaio to find out more.  Being a 50:50 blend of white and red grapes (and thanks to vine age, whole bunch ferment and skin contact), it is characterful, provocative even, compared with a conventional rosé. Bone dry, fleet of foot, very fresh, Renegado has a delicate bouquet of herbs and flowers to its mineral-sluiced al dente redcurrant and wild berry fruit.  

(Notes by Sarah Ahmed)

Food pairing Chouriço de Porco Preto or other charcuterie. Also, as an accompaniment to game dishes or poultry.

Serving recommendations Best served at around 16ºC. From room temperature (22ºC) to 16ºC is about 20 minutes in the freezer.

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