August Classics Release Soito Reserva

by / Wednesday, 01 August 2018 / Published in LCBO Vintages

95 Point Decanter Platinum award winner!

Price $53.00         Product Code  572792          Available through Classics


From Portuguese producer Soito comes this outstanding reserve red made from 65% Touriga-Nacional, 15% Tinta-Roriz, and 20% Alfrocheiro. The family owned property is located in the DOC Dao region of Spain, and was founded recently, in 2013.  Their very first wine was well received by critics, winning a gold medal from Decanter. Joy found this little gem on her trip to Portugal, one of the top producers from this region. Carlos and Sandra, a young couple who evacuated the business world, won Joy’s heart sitting on their back patio enjoying cod fritters… look for more from this special winery in consignment in the coming months.

Very limited quantity, get it before it’s gone.  And if you’re curious, here’s a beautiful description of the wine courtesy of Anthony Gismondi – (thank you!):

Deep and potent, with blackcurrant, dusky violets, cassis filling the compact, potent frame. Tar, tobacco, leather coat the base, downy and fleshy, and framed with a fiercely thick wall of tannins. Intense through the sticky, lingering finish. This is touriga nacional, tinta roriz and alfocheiro from Terras de Azurara, on the granitic soils of the Dao. After a stainless ferment, this spent ten months in French oak. Tight and unyielding now in youth, this serious, big wine benefits from decanting and pairing with boar or lamb, and more so from cellaring.Anthony Gismondi