WINE OF THE MONTH!
September 1, 2022 by PWM
2015 BODEGAS PORTIA TINTO
RIBERA DEL DUERO, ESPANA
A PORTLAND WINE MERCHANT’S EXCLUSIVE! Our friend Maria at Protos turned us on to this estate & we were blown away by the wines they are producing here. She told us that while it is a relatively new estate it has a very old soul! ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND OUTSIDE OF SPAIN! But we have our ways!
The vineyard are the origin of their wines. Bodegas Portia owns 160 hectares in the area of Roa, Gumiel de Izán, Villanueva and Gumiel de Mercado. In the heart of the Ribera del Duero. The land is the essence, land in which their wines are born, wines with temperament and personality. They have an intense aromatic profile and violet tones, on the palate they are unctuous and soft as a result of its extreme climate with autumn and even spring frosts, and harsh and long winters.
The grapes from this bottling come from old vines in Gumiel de Mercado, referred to as the "Golden Triangle" of the Ribera del Duero. Located on a slope with an excellent north-south orientation, at a height of more than 850 meters and dedicated exclusively to the Tempranillo variety. In it, sustainable agriculture is carried out, with absolute respect for nature, being the land itself what feeds the vine.
The nose is fragrant and elegant, mixing notes of red and black fruit with a sense of extreme harmony. Very showy. As much as it’s elegant it also feels powerful and serious, quite Ribera, with good typicity. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with polished tannins, and is supple and tasty and with great acidity and length. A balanced, elegant vintage, not showy or voluptuous, but more serious and developing complexity.