Castelão

  • Grape
  • kast-tall-ow

One of the most widely planted Portuguese grapes offers rich, fruity wines with subtle smoky flavors. It's most commonly found blended in "vinho regional" wines.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Red Currant

  • Plum

  • Strawberry

  • Dried Meat

  • Mocha

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $10.00

Food Pairing

If you can't get your hands on Portuguese octopus "à lagareiro" (roasted with potatoes) make some shredded chicken tacos with black beans and you'll find happiness.

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