Charlemagne Wine Club - 2017 Tastings

Monday 16 October 2017

Tejo, Portugal with Andrew Price

In 2015 we described Portugal as the best kept wine secret, and in many ways things have not changed - except the quality has got even better.
The Tejo wine region, around the banks of the river Tejo (Tagus in English) has a rich viticultural heritage dating back to Roman times. A short drive from Lisbon, it’s in the heart of Portugal, and is famous not only for vineyards but also for olive groves, cork forests, and the famous Lusitano horses.
The wines are from grapes like Touriga Nacional as well as Trincadeira, Castelao and Aragones for reds, and Fernao Pires and Arinto for whites. Not household names perhaps, but they deserve to be. With a focus on quality and balance the wines of Tejo are some of the most vibrant and affordable produced in Portugal today.
Andrew joins us with a wealth of first hand knowledge of the area. His wines will focus on the production of two wineries, both run by women, and will demonstrate the breadth and quality of wines they produce. Its a great opportunity to be let into the secret of these lovely wines.