The idea behind Drink Me is the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine yet retaining complexity, mineral notes and great depth like classic Douro wines. The label also tells a story: the illlustration is done by Steven Appleby, a Canadian born cartoonist, and known for many drawings especially in The Guardian and Sunday Telegraph. Appleby has created a cartoon in 11 pictures, called Message in the Bottle. Further storyboards / labels on Drink Me, such as Secret Life and Hidden Essentials will be launched later. Drink Me is produced from vines located in cima corgo, mainly: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Tinto C and is aged 12 months in french oak casks. The 2006 is the first edition of this wine produced specially for the UK market. It's an intense wine, full of Douro character but fresh and easy drinking at the same time. It is a dark ruby wine with an intense dark and red fruit aroma with spicy character. On palate it is young, appealing and fresh, with fruity tannins, good acidity and appealing structure. Try with chicken or noodle and pasta dishes.
A magnum presented in a wooden box.