Reserva D’Amizade “Fado”

Vinho Regional Lisboa Red Blend

Wine Type: Red Wine

Country: Portugal

Region: Lisboa

Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet &  Syrah

Tasting Notes: The 20+ year old vines are implanted in clay-limestone soils in the Lisbon region are the origin of this wine of intense ruby color. Vibrant aromas of stone fruits (black plum), cocoa and balsamic notes. In the mouth it is fresh and intense, with fine but present acidity and well-matured tannins. Fresh and harmonious wine with a balanced finish.

Food Pairing: Recommended with grilled meat and mature cheese.

James Suckling: “Currants, blackberries, dark chocolate, olives and grilled mushrooms on the nose. Juicy and savory with a medium body, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Gentle earthiness. Tinta roriz, alicante bouschet and syrah. Drink now or hold.”

International Wine Report: “The 2021 Reserva d’Amizade ‘Friendship’ is a lovely value. Aromas of cherries and plums are woven together with spices and florals all coming together beautifully in the glass. On the palate this has silky tannins, wonderful overall balance with a core of ripe red fruits and sweet spices leading into the finish.”

90 points, James Suckling (2021)
91 points, International Wine Report (2019, 2021)