Something a bit different this time around, another alternative varietal favourite of mine in ... Trincadeira is one of a number of Portuguese red wine varieties which have been introduced into Australia. In early days it was used extensively used to make a port style wine.
Rich in colour, with good acidity and rarely an excess of alcohol, Trincadeira or Tinta Amarela (if you are speaking to a Portuguese Douro producer) makes wines of serious quality when ripe.
Properly ripened, it has vibrant raspberry fruit tempered by herby, peppery, spicy, floral complexity, and it can age well.
Typically, in Australia, it is used in a blended capacity, however there are now a number of wineries producing a single varietal wine. One of which,as mentioned is a particular favourite of mine... Patritti Wines. Patritti was the first Australian winery to release a Trincadeira red wine under its official Portuguese varietal name. Recently their 2012 Trincadeira wine was named in the Adelaide Advertiser’s Top 10 best wines and is made from high quality fruit sourced in the Barossa.
It’s available for tasting and purchase at the Patritti Winery Cellar Door, 13 Clacton Road Dover Gardens, or purchased via the Patritti Wines online store.
Very yum indeed!