Symington Family Estates ‘Altano’ Douro, Portugal 2017
Altano is produced by the Symington family, known for their long and distinguished history of producing premium Vintage Ports in the Douro, under such labels as Graham’s, Warre’s, Dow’s and Quinta do Vesuvio. As a natural extension of their interest in and dedication to making Port, the Symingtons began producing Douro DOC table wines in 1999. The Altano red is made from traditional port grapes but fermented to dryness and then aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels. Deep in color, full-bodied, and silky on the palate with flavors of red fruits and spice, this wine is a fun alternative to Cabernet and Merlot.