You may know the Symington family from the wide number of Port wine they produce, but they’ve also excelled at producing still red and white wines for years. Their latest venture, this delicate little wine, is worth looking into. A blend of traditional Port grapes, including Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, this offers blackberry, blueberry, huckleberry, black cherry with soft notes of strawberry, cocoa, and plum. The wine offers a terrific acidity and being unoaked, it still has a depth of character that many unoaked wines do not. It was fermented then put into stainless steel tanks to keep the youthfulness of the fruit. The label honors the old Vesuvio train from the late 1800s, but this wine is anything but old, just a young bright expression of what Portugal can produce. ORIGIN: Douro, Portugal. ALCOHOL: 14.5%

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