From 1st-30th September, D&D will be celebrating the wines of Portugal, a country that seamlessly combines traditional winemaking with modern techniques. If you’re not familiar with Portugal, beyond Port, then get excited: you can expect distinctive blends of unparalleled variety with exceptional food-pairing capability.
With special tastings, wine dinners and experiential events across numerous D&D London restaurants, bars and shops, it’s set to be a corking month…
Le Pont de la Tour are getting involved in this celebration by offering some eclectic Portuguese wines for you to try either from our restaurant wine list, by way of wine flight our Wine Merchant, in the Bar & Grill or at our tasting on 20th September. The wine flight at our Wine Merchant includes the following selection:
2015 Altano Branco, Douro, Symington Family Estates. A blend of Malvasia Fina, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega de Larinho and Moscatel Galego at £ 12.00 per bottle
With a bright straw hue, Altano White has delicious aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, such as lychee and passion fruit. With an exuberant and refreshing palate and persistent finish, Altano White is the perfect wine for warm summer nights.
Altano White perfectly accompanies seafood, grilled fish and summer salads, and can also be enjoyed as an aperitif. It is a refreshing summer wine to share with friends during informal dinner parties.
2012 Altano Tinto, Quinta do Ataíted, Symington Family Estates. 100% Touriga Nacional at £17.00 per bottle
Altano Reserva is a deep red wine with intense, complex aromas of blackberries, flowers, chocolate and spices. It is a full-bodied wine, with a broad and well-balanced palate, and a long and lingering finish. The great richness and structure of Altano Reserva pairs excellently with game, beef casseroles, steaks and other grilled red meats. A strong statement at any time of year, although it is ready drink, it will also age excellently.
2013 Post Scriptum Douro DOC; £ 23.00 per bottle
Post Scriptum is made by two of winemaking’s most notable authorities – Bruno Prats, former owner of Bordeaux’s mighty Cos d’Estournel, and the renowned Port family, Symington. A lovely dark ruby colour. Gorgeously aromatic nose of cherry and plum, coupled with a good dose of cigar box and vanilla from the oak. Attractive floral notes on the palate, pure black fruits with a complex and spicy tannic structure – this is full bodied yet elegant and pure, there’s a lovely acidity that will keep it going a while yet. Drinking wonderfully now, but could improve with another year in the bottle.