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Portal da Águia Tinto 2011

The Experience

Drink When...
You can’t see the wood for the trees
Listen To...
Woods by Bon Iver
Think About...
Simplifying things
Drink With...
A barbeque (not in a wooded area)

The Oddbins Take

You know how people talk about not being able to see the wood for the trees. Well Portal da Águia Tinto is kind of like a wood without the trees. All fruits of the forest are there, blackberries, strawberries and plums; there are floral notes of blossom and wild flowers and there are even some herby and earthy notes from the woodland floor. But there are no trees. This red wine sees no oak. It is just clean, simple and wonderfully uncomplicated.

The Vital Statistics

Vinho Regional Tejo
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
7 g/l
Alcohol Units

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The Style

Touriga Naçional, Castelão, Trincadeira
Fruity, Light, Oaked
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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Jane MacQuitty in 'The 50 Best Red Wines for the Summer' in The Times, 5/7/14: "Tejo whites and reds, from indigenous grapes, like this one's touriga nacional, trincadeira and castelão mix, are on the way up. This is a poised, tender, silky smooth red, whose wild, spice-infused black and red fruit flavours are a joy."

Portal da Águia means Eagle's Gate, which is the main entrance to Quinta da Alorna. A blend of three grapes, including Touriga Nacional, results in a well-structured but round wine with dominant ripe red fruits.

Quinta da Alorna was established in 1723, by Dom Pedro de Almeida, the first Marques de Alorna, who gave his name to the property following the conquest of Fort Alorna in India. The vineyards are located in the centre of Portugal, near Santarém, in the Tejo Region and are the largest in the region.