Simao & Co. Wines Vintage Fortified 2014 750ml

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Essendon
In the words of Simon Killeen: “6 varieties:  Shiraz, Tempranillo, Alicante bouschet, Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional and Durif. Co-fermented, fully foot stomped, 100% stalks and 100% wild.  Trying to make port with the power, depth and push that the great wines of the Douro have. This wine for me will forever be inspired by the great ports from 1966 and more recent vintages like 2007 and 2011. I make my port drier (refreshment, drinkability) and higher in alcohol (longevity and complexity). Bottled under both cork and screw cap because I like the aged characters under cork and I want to see what screw cap does to this style of wine.  30 magnums also bottled. This is a wine/style that I will take on the aristocracy of fortifieds with.” 375ml.
You could tuck into this, easy as you like. The alcohol is warming and clear but it works in neatly, in the context of the style. Bitumen, dried herbs, red berries, both a sweetness and a sourness. Dark chocolate, melted, oozing, low in sweetness and high in cocoa. It’s ever so delicious, despite its seriousness.  CAMPBELL MATTINSON winefront.com.au October 2015