Beyra Tinto

IN: WINE OF THE WEEK COLUMN

If you read these columns from time to time or if you visit the shop you’ll have a pretty good idea that we’ve got a massive soft spot for Portuguese wines.I genuinely feel that if had to drink wine from only one country for the rest of my life the answer would be simple. We introduced the Beyra Wines to the shop a good couple of years ago and they’re already developed a nice little following. From very old vineyards on the Portuguese side of the Spanish border south of the Douro at over 700m, this is out in the sticks in the extreme but Rui Madeira is injecting a new life and sense of purpose into these ancient vineyards. With careful use of many of the local varieties Rui combines his love of Ribeira del Duero wine styles with a stamp of his own sense of place. Fruity aroma with very elegant and discreet minerality. Berries and spices, fresh, with a fruity lasting finish. The soul of this wine lies in the unique combination of the Síria and Fonte Cal native grape varieties. This is an absolute winner for £10 which is what it normally is however for the next 6 weeks of so we’re running a fun promotion where every bottle purchased gets you into a draw to win a £650 set of custom Golf Irons from Martin Huish at the North Berwick Pro shop. Beya Tinto, now £8.50

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