Wine & Soul Vinho Tinto Pintas Character 2013 750ml
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Wine & Soul Vinho Tinto Pintas Character 2013

Wine & Soul - Douro - Portugal

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Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Pintas Character is a field blend sourced from 50-year-old vines adjacent to the Pintas vineyard. It was aged for 18 months in a 50/50 mixture new and second use French barriques. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. As with the regular Manoella Tinto submitted this issue, Wine & Soul's second wine is in super form this year. This isn't as inexpensive as its Manoella sibling, to be sure, but it is still a relatively good value point in the lineup. Tight, powerful and nicely concentrated, it is one of the more interesting characters. If it wasn't quite as interesting some two hours later, admittedly, it was no slouch, either. It is not quite ready to drink as it is just a bit astringent and lacking in expression. Give it a couple of years, if possible. If you pop it now, give it a little air. It will come around fairly fast.

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Region: Douro

The Douro valley in Portugal has long been one of Europe's most important and unique wine regions, with a history which stretches back over two thousand years to when Pheonician tradesmen and settlers first began planting grapevines in the rich and fertile soil found there. The region itself is something of an ideal location for viticulture, with mineral rich soils and plenty of moisture from the river, alongside long, baking hot summers which help the grapes reach full ripeness. Wineries in the Douro utilize a wide range of grape varietals for their distinctive and characterful wines, including red varietals such as Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cao, and delightful white varietals such as Gouveio and the increasingly popular Viosinho. However, it is for the fortified wines of Porto which Douro is most famous for, and these are widely considered to be amongst the finest fortified wines in the world.

Country: Portugal

Benefiting from both the hot, dry Iberian climate as well as brisk Atlantic winds, Portugal is a perfectly situated country for vineyard cultivation and wine production. With a wine making history which stretches back thousands of years, it comes as little surprise that wine plays an important role in the cultural identity and practices of the country. The Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Greeks and the Romans all had a hand in forming Portugal as an important center for wine production, and over the millennia, this resulted in each region of this beautiful part of Europe producing its own distinctive wines easily identifiable and separate from neighboring Spain's. Today, the varied terroir and climate across Portugal allows a great range of wines to be made each year, from the fresh and dry Vinho Verde wines to the famous and widely drunk fortified Port wines, and many in between.