J.M da Fonseca Domingos Touriga Nacional & Syrah 2009
Reg.$19.99 Sale $15.99
Dining out tonight? It's BYOB Friday! Come taste this gorgeous Portuguese red blend tonight between 5-8 pm! Grab a bottle on your way to your favorite BYOB! Or, if you are firing up the grill this weekend you should consider this everyday bargain as the accompanying libation! (In the mood for white? We will also be tasting the Beach House White...)
Chief winemaker Domingos Soares Franco is the younger brother in the 6th generation of the family that has run José Maria da Fonseca since its foundation in 1834. As both vice president and senior winemaker of the company, Domingos has become a prominent figure in the field of Portuguese winemaking. Domingos Soares Franco was the first Portuguese national to graduate in Fermentation Sciences (Viticulture and Oenology) from the University of California at Davis. This achievement is important in the influence it has had on his view of vines and wines: while intent on maintaining the distinctive features of Portuguese wines, he is constantly looking to the future, seeking innovation wherever possible. This wine is named for him.
This beautifully concentrated red is a blend of 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Syrah. Touriga Nacional is considered by many to be Portugal's finest varietal, and is most recognized for it's role in the production of Port. This aromatic grape provides structure and body to the wine, and concentrated flavors of black fruit.
Come meet winemaker Domingos Soares Franco and taste his wines at Chakra Restaurant on June 26th! Click HERE for menu and details.
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