Cortes de Cima Chamine 2019
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"Juicy, deliciously ready to drink, a fun wine at a great value. Mainly Aragonez and Syrah, blended with other Portuguese varieties. Intense, fresh red berry aromas. Vibrant fruit with a nice medium like tannin finish."
The 2019 Chaminé Tinto is an unoaked blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Aragonez, with Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira for the rest. It comes in at 13.9% alcohol. This is quite a nice Chaminé this year, filled with flavor and very fresh, yet showing rather good concentration for the style as well. It doesn't have much power; to be sure, it's a "drink me now" wine pretty much every year. Aging this is not the point. Drink it very young, no matter how long it theoretically lasts, when its glorious freshness coupled with its purity allows it to be all it can be. This could be a nice choice as a summer red. It can do well a few degrees cooler than normal, and it's not heavy.
Rich black cherry and blackberry notes are lined with anise, cocoa and black tea accents in this broad, concentrated red, with supple tannins. Aragonez, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now. 66,600 cases made, 2,500 cases imported.
Named originally after a vineyard parcel on the estate, this wine is widely sold in Portugal. Light wood aging and juicy red fruit flavors coexist comfortably, giving a ripe wine that is ready to drink.