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SPOTLIGHT WINE: 2014 QUINTA VALE D. MARIA “THREE VALLEYS” TINTO (DOURO, PORTUGAL)

SPOTLIGHT WINE: 2014 QUINTA VALE D. MARIA “THREE VALLEYS” TINTO (DOURO, PORTUGAL)

TJ’s finally home from an epic trip to Portugal and he’s ready to share his wealth of knowledge on the country’s wine!

His main take-aways from the trip were as follows: 1) The winemaking regions, especially the Douro, are gorgeous – some of the prettiest he’s seen! 2) Portuguese wine is incredibly inexpensive, and this price adjustment is seen through all the levels of quality. Their plonk may cost $.25 to our $6, but on the flip side, their high end wine lands in the $30/bottle range – a price that feels very affordable compared to more established regions like Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Napa. 3) The winemakers in the region are extremely focused on expanding their international reach. They asked TJ as much on the American wine palate as he did on their winemaking techniques. It may take a few vintages, but Portuguese wine is gearing up to take America by storm.

All of this adds up to great news for state-side wine drinkers. Today, we’re offering one of TJ’s favorite wines from the Douro at a sale price of 25% off – if you’ve never tried a red wine for Portugal now is your chance!

The 2014 Quinta Vale D. Maria “Three Valleys” Tinto comes from producers known for infusing their innovative wines with character and vivacity. This red blend has both elegance and freshness, with striking aromas of black cherries and plum. The wine has concentration and elegance, but maintains a fruity freshness that makes it a perfect red wine for summer.

There’s a lot of Portuguese wine that is ready for it’s moment on the international stage, and we’re excited to carry more of them on our shelves. In the meantime, add Portugal to your travel bucket list – the wine, food, geography, and people will make it worth your while!

Regular Price: $34/bottle

15% per Bottle Discount: $28.90/bottle

25% six-bottle Discount: $153 ($51 savings at $25.50 a bottle) 

To make an order, contact Brian at orders@theurbangrape.com.

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