Nordlys proudly sailed back home with 3 beautiful Portuguese DOC red wines called “Westerlies” including Nordlys Wine “Westerlies” DOC Blend 2017.
In 2019, Nordlys brought home the finest selection of local Douro red wines of the year 2017. Fairtransport collaborated with the Portuguese vineyard Quinta do Romeu and developed a special Nordlys edition called Westerlies.
Westerlies are the prevailing westerly winds that blow from the west through the north Atlantic Ocean, propelling the sails of the world's oldest cargo ship Nordlys (established in 1873) from Porto to Den Helder. The venerable ship Nordlys is only one year older than the family estate Quinta Do Romeu (founded in 1874).
The organic, vegan and hand-picked wine has a DOC classification, the highest classification of Portuguese wines. The wine is a blend of local Portuguese grapes all planted in the Douro region, located in the central north of Portugal.
The wine is fresh and complex, with an aroma of forest fruits, flowers and spices. On the tongue one tastes berries, lively, well balanced and with soft tannins.
This 12.5% wine goes best with herb-roasted chicken skewers or spicy stew with chickpeas and spinach.
May the breeze be gentle and the wine inspiring!
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