Red Wine Value

Montalegre 2015 Tras-Os-Montes Classico (Best Buy)

Price: $15
Grape Varietal: Portuguese Red Blend
Region/Appellation: Tras-Os-Montes, Portugal
Imported by Grape2Glass, Newark, NJ

 Where to Buy

Grown in the hills north of Douro, this wine would likely be considerably more expensive if it were from a fancier neighborhood. As it stands, it’s pretty chic—silky in its texture, sunny in its flavors. Its red fruit tastes of crushed strawberries while a cool, earthy tone of rocks and minerals infuses that fruit, lending it depth and persistence. Grab a case to drink this winter; the wine should really begin to open by spring.

review by Joshua Greene

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