Great example of modern Portuguese reds - red berry fruit, medium body with mellow tannins
Long overlooked by the wine cognoscenti, the burgeoning interest in Portuguese wine is finally resulting in more awareness of the potential of this proud country. The previously undervalued Tejo region, lying to the south of Lisbon, is capable of producing wines of enormous value and character - something that is captured by Ai Galera. Inspired by the long, and sometimes extremely colourful history of the region - most notably the life of literati Marchioness Leonor of Távora, Ai Galera's arresting imagery and even more arresting wine quality demands and hollers for your attention. Incredible value, intriguing indigenous varieties and supreme drinkability all add up to wines that thrill.
Tasting Note: An intense ruby red colour. Vinous and clean aroma's with hints of red berry fruits. Round in the mouth and medium bodied. A well rounded finish with mellow tannin.
Critics: David Williams, Guardian - "And from Portugal comes the brambly fruit burst of Ai Galera Poetico, by a rising star south of Lisbon."
Castelão (40%), Trincadeira (40%), Tinta Miúda (20%)