Silk and Spice Red Blend
Silk & Spice represents the exceptional flavors made possible by the Portuguese terroir and indigenous grapes, and also the exotic spices and aromas that Portuguese explorers discovered from the ‘silk and spice’ routes to the Far East in the 1500’s.
Silk & Spice is a testament to Portugal; and with its quite literal ‘silky and spicy’ taste profile, it is a celebration of Portugal’s capacity for silky, exotic wines with deep, rich layers and intense berry-fruit flavors.
A wine which pays homage to the adventure of the Portuguese sailors that explored the world in the XV Century. The route from Europe to the Indian Ocean - known as the "Silk & Spice Route" - was pioneered by Vasco da Gama who rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1498. Flavors like nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper changed world cuisine, while silk from China became prized for its luxurious touch. An original XV century map on the label shows the Bay of Bengal, separating South and Southeast Asia. Da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India was significant and opened the way for an age of global imperialism and for the Portuguese to establish a long-lasting colonial empire in Asia. Traveling the ocean route allowed the Portuguese to avoid sailing across the highly disputed Mediterranean and traversing the dangerous Arabian Peninsula. The sum of the distances covered in the outward and return voyages made this expedition the longest ocean voyage ever made until then.
Intense red-ruby colored red wine blend characterized by aromas of ripe red fruit combined with hints of vanilla, mocha and spices. A balanced taste, with very soft tannins and a long and persistent finish. Pair with pork chops, beef stew, beef stroganoff, lasagna, and comparable dishes served with tomato-based or barbeque sauces.
Blend: 40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Baga, 20% Syrah, and 20% Alicante Bouchet
Wine Enthusiast - "Celebrating the Portuguese discovery of the spice route, this blend from different regions is smooth, rich and ripe. It has tannins that enhance the ripe black fruits and bring out the spicy edge to the wine. “Best Buy"
It is rare indeed to find a wine of this quality at this price point. With its unique blend of grapes from different regions around Portugal, the winemaker has hit a home run! It is in and out of stock often in our market, it is currently out of stock again with more on the way. It will no doubt be sold out soon so don’t hesitate on your reorders. Enjoy!
$9.99 per bottle reorders delivered to your door are just $6.69