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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Bojador Talha Tinto
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16¾/20

Bojador Talha Tinto 2016

Alentejo, Central and Southern Portugal, PortugalWinemakers Pedro Ribeiro and his wife Catarina Vieira moved to Vidigueira, in the Alentejo, to produce wines that are true to the historical traditions of this region. As a tribute to the region they ferment their top wines in impermeable clay pots called Talha, which is seen on the label. Ribeiro's talha haven't any lids, but keep the wine protected from oxygen by a layer of olive oil. The Talha Tinto is sixty+ year old trincadeira, moreto (bara) and tinta grossa (tinta barroca) native fermented in the aforementioned 200+ year old talha. Super peppery and herbal, with wild, red, bitter and sapid berries, gripped with textural terracotta framing and buoyed with a core of juicy, sour cherry and cassis fruit. Sharper edged, and very natural, this may be a divisive wine, but it's an important one.Tasted: 22 January 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: Portugal 64.00 Portugal Producer: BojadorBlend: Trincadeira - Moreto - Tinta Grossa