Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bairrada simple and different

The Portuguese wine region Bairrada lies in the shade of the prestigeous regions counting Duero, Dão and Alentejo. However, a little research may well be rewarded. I came across a simple and cheap Campolargo product "Faro" (eng: sniff) - with no details given of grapes. I am sure the bottle is a result of a local mix.

Campolargo Faro 2008
is slight pale red with a bouquet of red cherries, strawberries, spices and brown sugar. The taste fruitdriven with taste of  "kirsch" and a dry finish with a touch of almond essence.

I quite like this, as it stands out of the "bulk taste" you experience among similiar priced wines in Douro or Alentejo. The wine was bought for 5Eur.  

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