Nordlys sailed back home this beautiful Portuguese DOC red wine named “Westerlies”
Fairtransport collaborated with the Portuguese winery Quinta do Romeu to develop 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 wine has a DOC rating, the highest classification of Portuguese wines. This delicious wine is made of the red grape Touriga Nacional, considered by many to be Portugal’s finest. In Portugal this grape is authorized to be planted in the Douro region, situated in the central north of Portugal.
In 2019 Nordlys brought back home the finest selection red wines. Sailed with only the power of wind from Porto to Den Helder, a distance of 988 miles.
Tasting notes include flavors as wild black currant, rustic and spices.
This 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!