Juicy, deliciously ready to drink, a fun wine at a great value. This is our most popular wine, boasting a consistent track record. A juicy, ripe, easy drinking wine, bottled early, usually within 6 months of harvest time and without any oak ageing. Best drunk young, but will improve with short term cellaring. Mainly Aragonez and Syrah, blended with other Portuguese varieties. The name Chaminé originates from one of our vineyard plots – ‘Chaminé de Gião’, where originally the grapes used in the wine were grown.
Spicy, dark berry fruit aromas, of cherry and blackcurrant, and some earthy and smoky notes. The palate is solid and juicy with a good balance.
Wine Advocate 85 Points
The 2011 Chamine red is a blend of 50% Aragonez, 23% Syrah, 19% Touriga Nacional, 4% Alicante Bouschet and 2% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Soft and a bit sweet and easygoing, this has a certain amount of charm, but also a touch of candy on the finish (whether you consider that a good thing or not, it’s there in its youth, although it tends to fade with some time). Light and elegant, with that slightly sweet finish, this is a familiar style in entry level wines, but one thing that makes this a bit better as a rule--there is a little structure here to support the tasty, if not terribly concentrated fruit. It drinks easy and well. Drink it relatively cool and it will be a big picnic hit in the summer. Take it for what it is--it fulfills its modest goals well. It will probably be at its best this summer. Drink now-2014.-MS