About R de Romaneira 2013 Red Blend, Quintas De Romaneira
Quinta da Romaneira is one of the great historic Quintas of the Douro. The property is vast, one of the three or four largest in the region. The greatest wines in the Douro are made from grapes grown in sight either of the Douro itself or of its tributaries: All of Romaneira’s red grapes overlook the Douro itself. The vineyard has over 200 acres planted, principally with the noble Douro grape varieties of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cao, but also a small proportion of Syrah and those are the varietals that make up this dry red blend. A portion of the wine is aged in French oak barrels and the wine is bottled unfiltered. Wine Enthusiast Magazine designated this a Best Buy scoring it 90 points and saying "The Syrah in this blend gives an extra perfume and spice to this rich wine. Its tannins and firm structure are balanced by the black fruits, acidity and Douro minerality. This wine is ready to drink."