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Pick up a Porta 6

Pick up a Porta 6

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As you walk into any O’Briens store this Summer, the first thing to catch your eye will more than likely be Porta 6 (€9.99 down from €12.99 for the month), our stunning new Portuguese red.This wine certainly has one of the most distinctive labels we have ever seen.

Thequirky label is an original painting by a rather eccentric German painter, Hauke Vagt, who spends his summers with the tourists on the streets in Lisbon.Antonio Mendes the owner/winemaker of Vidigal wines, and producer of Porta 6, bought the painting and when he later decided to put it on a bottle, he had to comb the streets of Lisbon to find the artist, who has no telephone and is not an easy guy to reach, but after an exhaustive search he finally got permission to use this iconic image of Lisbon for the label.

But as the old saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Thankfully, this delicious red wine more than lives up to the label’s promise.Working with traditional Portuguese varieties, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Castelão &Touriga Nacional, all grown on the gentle sunny hills of Portugal's Lisboa winegrowing region just north of Lisbon, the winemaking team at Porta 6 have crafted a super-smooth red in the modern international style, which is jam-packed with ripe bramble fruit.Soft and smooth enough to be enjoyed by itself, this wine will also pair beautifully with grilled red meats and tomato based pasta dishes.But you don’t need to just take my word for it, this vintage has recently picked up awards at two world’s most prestigious wine competitions; a Silver Medal at Mundus-Vini in Germany and also a Silver-Outstanding Medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London.

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