Nordlys sailed back home 3 beautiful Portugese DOC red wines named “Westerlies”
In 2019 Nordlys brought back home the finest selection of local Douro red wines of the year 2017. Fairtransport collaborated with Portuguese winery Quinta do Romeu and developed a special Nordlys edition named Westerlies.
Westerlies are the prevailing winds that blow in from the west through the north of the Atlantic Ocean, which will push the sails of the World’s oldest cargo ship Nordlys (est. 1873) from Porto to Den Helder. The venerable ship Nordlys is just one year older that the family estate of Quinta Do Romeu (est. 1874).
The organic, vegan en handpicked wine has a DOC rating, the highest classification of Portuguese wines. The wine is a blend of local Portuguese grapes who are all planted in the Douro region, situated in the central north of Portugal.
The wine is fresh & complex, with a scent of forest fruits, flowers and spices. A berry on the palate, lively, well balanced, and with soft tannins.
This 12,5% wine pairs best with herb-roasted chicken skewers or spicy stew with chickpeas and spinach.
May the breeze be gentle and the wine be inspiring!