Quinta do Rocio 2008, Lisboa

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Single estate Portuguese red wine that blends Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, and Touriga Nacional, in equal quantities. Embracing the region's Atlantic coast freshness, it's pretty unusual to find Grenache in Portugal. You'll spot it by the hallmark cherry and red berry fruit flavours.

What's all the more exciting about this wine is that bottle age. It means you'll be sipping a red that's had time to develop into a mellow and very special style of Portuguese wine.

Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before you plan on drinking it, and decant before serving to leave any sediment behind in the bottle. This is traditional, unfiltered Portuguese red winemaking.

Portuguese red wine that's already had a decade's worth of ageing, and is drinking superbly right now. You don't have to worry about the cellaring; it's been done for you. Just decant, pour, relax and enjoy
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Regular Price: £13.99

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Lisboa

Grape Variety

ArrayGrenache / Garnacha, Merlot, Syrah / Shiraz, Touriga Nacional

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2008

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Pork, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

Regular Price: £13.99

Special Price £9.99

  • Meet The Producer

  • Customer Reviews

  • Food & Wine Match

The Producer

Founded by wine-making 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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The Winemaker

José’s winemaking CV is as impressive as the wines themselves. With both his mothers and fathers' families involved in winemaking, José and his seven brothers and sisters grew up on the Quinta de Porto Francos estate, now part of the DJF estate and one of the oldest in the region. With nearly 40 years’ experience in winemaking under his belt, José honed his skills at co-operative wineries and as a consultant to independent producers all over Europe.

In the words of Tim Atkin MW: “José deserves great credit for his contribution to the transformation of Portuguese wine. He is equally adept at making top end wines as he is producing inexpensive mass market blends, using international and local grapes with considerable skill. The Portuguese wine revolution wouldn't have happened without him.“

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 planted in cooler vineyards nearer the ocean and 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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Another fabulous Portuguese red

Everything from the colour of the label to the colour of the wine on pouring points to this being a very fruity red and it doesn't disappoint. Great taste and very smooth. Went well with a braised beef casserole.

By Steve on 07th November 2018

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Venison Stew With Sage-Infused Glazed Carrots

Stew just like your Grandma used to make. A warming, earthy venison stew with a rich and decadent gravy is the perfect food match for medium to full-bodied reds. Try a bottle with a hint of oak and age, it will complement the earthy root veg and intensity of the meat and gravy. Quinta do Rocio will work wonders.
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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 our Portuguese Quinta do Rocio 2008 in hand.
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Bobotie

A traditional South African dish of spiced mince and a creamy egg-based topping matches well with rich, spiced reds such as Syrah, Tannat or big bold blends. We'd suggest our Quinta do Rocio as the blend will hold up to perfectly.
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