The month of waiting is here, December, and what a strange one it is going to be. Waiting for a Christmas Holiday that will be one of the strangest in my lifetime that is for sure. But as with everything this Pandemic has thrown at us, we must cope and get through this as well. I’m sure Christmas will be a fine holiday, although an unusual one, and while we wait we can enjoy a good glass of wine or two.
This weeks wine comes from beautiful Portugal and from a Norwegian living the wine dream there. Roar Aune, a tailor from Trondheim, and his wife Petra Lohman, a business economist from Germany, bought the farm Quinta das Mercês and since 2011 they have restructured an old vineyard and made it to what it is now: Dão wines in their unique Norwegian way.
They have several wines in the Vinmonopolet now and all at a very affordable price. For this weeks wine we recommend the Tinto, but do try the others as well as they are well worth the price!
Aune Lohmann Tinto 2016 - 159,90 kr
Blueberries, black currant, Christmas spices and toffee on the nose. At first your hit by the acidity in the mouth. It cleans the pallet right away. Some tannins as well. Tart blueberries and cherry is the flavours that dominate. Very good value for money this and a good wine with foods like grilled lamb.