Wine of the Week: Gloria Douro Reserva
One of the best sources of good value reds right now is Portugal and if you like full-bodied styles the Douro is the region to look out for. This 2017 Glorio Douro is almost porty which should come as no surprise as it’s made from three of the grapes - tinta roriz, touriga nacional and touriga franca - that are used to make port.
It would be great with rich meat dishes such as braised oxtail or ox cheek (you could even chuck a bit in the sauce) or just enjoy it with a cheese board.
Given that it’s handsomely bottled too I think it’s really good value for £7.29 at Aldi.
(If you like a slightly lighter, more medium bodied red you might prefer their 2016 Salicornia Dao Reserva at £6.99. I often find that Portuguese reds remind me of Italian reds and this would certainly go with pizza and meaty pasta sauces like a ragu bolognese.)
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