Francos Reserva 2015, Lisboa

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Francos Reserva 2015, Lisboa
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Multi-award winning winemaker José Neiva Correia produces this stunning blend of Portuguese grape varietals Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Alicante Bouschet, made to honour his 30 years as a winemaker. The wine is aged for fourteen months in new oak followed by a further eighteen months in bottle to produce a rich, full bodied style with heady aromas of sweet spice and fruit cake, following through to a palate of fresh black fruit flavours, supple and rounded tannins and a lovely crisp finish.

Buy this if...you enjoy rich wines with soft oaky character.

Top Portuguese wines don't get much better than this sumptuous, velvety red wine from Lisbon. Made in a full-bodied, rich style that's beautifully smooth and satisfying, this is one of those reds that'll have people murmuring their appreciation around the dinner table. A worth 'twice the price' wine
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Lisboa

Grape Variety

ArrayAlicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Game Meats, Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan

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The Producer

Founded by winemaking legend José Neiva Correia in 1998, DJF Vinhos is located in the Lisboa region which stretches north along the coast from the capital Lisbon. A simple philosophy with an ambitious aim: to transform the rich and diverse Portuguese varieties into top quality wines that are accessible to all. Quality and value for money are key, and the estate even buys in used oak barrels and employ two coopers to take them apart and strip them back to the new wood – as good as new for a fraction of the price! DJF is not short of fans, with more awards than any other Portuguese producer of the last 20 years, including red wine of the year at the IWC and twice Portuguese Winery of the Year in the New York Wine Competition since 2012.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Top winemaker of the region, José Neiva Correia, has made this special cuvee blending two classic Portuguese varieties, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with Alicante Bouschet. The wine spent 14 months in new oak, with a further 18 months in bottle before release. Wow, what a fragrant red wine this is, like picking up a bouquet of roses, delightfully aromatic and then some vanilla and creamy dark berries emerge. In the mouth this is such a seductive wine, silky textured and flooded with sweet berry fruit, the coffee and mocha depth is there, tannins are so fine-grained and creamy, and the acidity and low-ish alcohol (13%) mean it has very good freshness too. Most enjoyable"

The Region

Sunshine is not in short supply in this picturesque region of rolling hills, yet cooling Atlantic breezes allow for a long, slow ripening period for the grapes which lends a fresh, elegant touch to the wines. A total of seventeen grape varieties are grown across a wide area with white varieties are planted in cooler vineyards nearer the ocean, red varieties in warmer vineyards further inland. Extensive research is always on the cards, and José is credited with the introduction of several new varietals to the region including Albarino, Pinot Noir and more recently Dornfelder.
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Game Meat Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a glass of Francos Reserva's rich, dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes.
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Carolina Style Ribs

A classic Southern barbecue recipe with a sweet, sticky rub calls for a rich, spice-laden red to square up to the complex layers of spice in the dish. Cook long and slow with a glass of Francos Reserva glass in hand.
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Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf

A tasty vegan pilaf for all occasions, whip up this simple, healthy dish to satisfy any guest - carnivore or herbivore - all will devour this with a bottle of Portuguese Francos Reserva.
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