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Wine Pairing

Wine: 2013 Adega Vila Real Reserva, Duoro, Portugal
Regularly $12.99, Special Price $10.99

Cheese: Blu di Langa, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $31.99/lb, Special Price $25.59

This week’s featured wine is a red blend – 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 25% Tinta Roriz and 25% Tinta Barroca – from Duoro, Portugal, Portugal’s first demarcated wine region and home to the famous fortified wines of Port. These dry wines are made from the same grapes as Port and offer a tremendous value when you compare their quality similar wine from other countries. That’s why this wine was named a 2017 “Best Buy”, receiving 90 points, from Wine Enthusiast.

“New wood and vanilla show strongly over the red-berry fruits. This wine has attractive tannins and acidity, balanced to give a fruity while structured character. Produced by the cooperative of Vila Real, the wine will be ready from late 2017.” Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

This cheese is a blend of cow, sheep, and goat’s milk, plus the addition of extra cream, which creates a milky and long lasting sweet creamy finish. The blue mold is relatively mild and there is an earthy note coming from the natural grey rind. The bright ruby red fruit of the Adega Vila will be brought out by the sweet lactic taste of this triple crème blue cheese.