The Wine: Tinto Bom 2017
Antonio Pereira Tinto Bom is a red natural wine from 100% Tinta Nacional grapes certified biodynamic in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal. Tinto Bom is a medium-bodied red wine with a little fizz, juicy and earthy, with notes of cola and tamarind on the nose.
The Producer: Antonio Pereira
António Pereira’s vineyards, Baseira and Freixo, are located on the banks of the Tâmega River in Amarante, Vinho Verde. Deep valleys segment the region with rivers running from East to West creating micro-climates influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, which combine with the local terroirs to help make each wine unique. Pereira’s wines are made from organic Tinta Nacional, a rare indigenous red grape variety that produces deep colors and flavors. Unique winemaking process restricts the influence of anything but the grapes on the wine, generating fruity and delicate red Vinho Verde with great flavor.
The Region: Vinho Verde
Óbidos is a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC) located in the wider Lisboa wine region, southwestern Portugal. The area is at around 150-200 meters above sea level, squeezed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra dos Candeeiros range. The climate is mostly maritime, with cool temperatures and good aeration – a steady but mild breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. The main soil formations are calcareous and limestone with clay. Combined with the climate the result is a long ripening season, great for grapes’ acidity level.