Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dona Ermelinda Reserva 2013

Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dona Ermelinda Reserva 2013 Portugal  Setubal Peninsula Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 29117
Region: Portugal, Setubal Peninsula
Varietal: Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Castelao, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
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"A garnet-coloured, almost opaque wine, with aromas reminiscent of dark fruit, spices and smoke, and hints of jam due to the lengthy period of maturation. Dense, full on the palate, and well structured. Tannins are present, but are soft and well integrated. A finish that is extremely pleasant, long-lasting and persistent." —winemaker

Blend: 70% Castelão, 10% Touriga Nacional, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2013 Reserva "Dona Ermelinda" is a blend of 70% Castelão, 10% Touriga Nacional, 10% Trincadeira and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 12 months in new French barriques. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol and 3.8 grams per liter of residual sugar (just a bit below the typical line for fully dry). Elegant in the mid-palate, not the most concentrated wine ever, this nonetheless has a real backbone and tons of flavor. It is beautifully constructed and shows far more seriously than its very modest price point would suggest. It's a very nice bargain, but be warned: that exuberant Castelão flavor is in full flight. It's not shy." —Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
Customer Reviews
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Touriga Nacionalbeef stew, game, hamburgers, lamb, salami or venisonrich, mature cheesesGoulash, roasted peppers or Shepherd's Pie
Syrahred meat or gameCheddar, Asiago, Canestrato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino, Piaveda, Gouda or Parmesanpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces