Enjoy delicious, fresh raspberry fruit and chocolatey spice in this rewarding red from Portugal’s Setúbal Península. It’s produced from one of the top red grapes of this great value country, fruity Castelão, and made by star winemaker Jaime Quendera.
"Portuguese gem. Spicy, plummy, rich red wine – extremely drinkable and would certainly buy again"
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Portugal is a treasure trove of little known native grapes and one of its best is Castelão. The variety is grown throughout the country but particularly excels in the Setúbal Península. That’s where the highly rated winemaker Jaime Quendera sources grapes for our Rainha do Mar – a moreish, easy going red with juicy raspberry fruit and a silky smooth, rounded style. Centuries ago, this region is where Vasco da Gama set sail to discover a sea route to India. Today the plentiful sunshine and coastal breezes are ideal for red grapes and produce wines that are balanced with excellent ripeness. Rainha do Mar (which means ‘Queen of the Sea’) proves the point. This red’s delicious ripe flavours are ideal with rich pasta dishes or grilled meats.
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