The nose is concentrated giving off aromas of red fruit, dried herbs, spice, with a hint of tobacco and mineral. On the palate, the elegance will surprise you! Tannins are supple and beautifully integrated into the cherry and raspberry flavored fruit. Finesse shines through to the peppery finish.
$18.00 / Bottle $216.00 / Case
That rare combination of quality and value is getting harder and harder to find these days. Plenty of good wine is out there, but to find one that is head and shoulders above the crowd in terms of quality—and at an affordable price—really got us excited!
See how steep and rugged the terrain of the Douro is!
Altano comes from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. Forget everything you’ve ever thought about Portuguese wines being rough, rustic wines.
The Symington Family, of Port wine fame, has pooled all their considerable talent and expertise into disproving those notions. The Symingtons have been making wine in the Douro since the 19th Century.
Portugal’s Douro Valley is one of the most stunning wine regions on earth. The Douro River has carved steep valleys through the rocky hillsides. Not only the landscape is dramatic, the climate is arid and harsh.
Only the toughest men and women would take up the seemingly impossible task of carving terraces into the steep slopes and raising vines in this unforgiving climate. Centuries ago they did and the valley became famous for its fortified wines—Port.
Generations later, their descendants carry on the traditions and are proving that their table wines are deserving of the worldwide acclaim they are receiving.
Portugal’s numerous indigenous grape varietals combined with the unique climate combine to create wines with complexity and depth.
Altano is made from a blend of 70% Tinta Roriz and 30% Touriga Franca. It is vinified in stainless steel tanks. 80% of the blend is matured in 400 liter French and American oak casks. Study this wine as it opens & evolves in your glass!.