Grape - Touriga Nacional/Aragonez
Where - Alentejano, Portugal
What - The Hobby is a Portuguese red blend crafted from organic fruit and harvested from the rolling valleys of Alentejano. Grapes such as Touriga and Aragonez benefit from extended periods of sunshine and cooling Atlantic winds. After a hand harvest the fruit is destemmed and fermented in old oak using wild yeasts. After blending both base wines, the juice is then further aged in oak before bottling with minimal sulphite.
This is utterly delicious and a great snapshot as to what meaty portuguese blends are all about. The wine is inky and full bodied with notes of black currant, raisins, damson, cocoa and baking spice.
Big, rich and spicy. Vegan. Organic. Low intervention. 14% ABV.