Country: Portugal Region: Douro
Varietal: Touriga franca, tinta roriz, tinta barroca
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Wine Maker: Jean-Hugues Gros
Jean-Hugues Gros originally hails from France, but after completing his oenology studies in Bordeaux, and a few stints in Burgundy, he had the opportunity to work at Sandeman in the Douro. Afterwards, he worked in Champagne and California to broaden his experience, but Portugal was calling him back. In 1999, he returned and began working for a small port house and consulting for a few others. In 2004, he started his own project under the Odisseia label. Grapes are sourced from high-quality local vineyards, then vinified and aged in his cellar in Vila Real.
Tasting Note: Douro Little Odisseia opens with an intriguing expression of black fruits, followed by aromas of tobacco, mushrooms and liquorice in the background. Refined and lively attack, with notes of black berries, undergrowth, mellow tannins, and a long spicy finish.
Food Matches: Accompanies roast and grilled red meats and full flavoured cheeses