Piano 2017

Carlos Alonzo Wines (Douro)

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Carlos Alonso Douro Wine was founded rather recently in 1985. This family-run company is focused on providing high-quality Douro Valley wines to the world. This traditional Portuguese winemaking region was the first region in the world to ever be regulated. From this land full of so much history and character comes new, modern wines from an ambitious winery whose eyes look to the past for guidance while it moves steadily towards the future.

Piano markets itself as harmony between love and wine. Piano Red 2017 is a delicious blend of four fine varieties of Douro red grapes: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Roriz. All of these grapevines were planted in the early 1990s, in the heart of the Douro Valley. After vinification, the nine months this wine spent ageing in French oak allowed it to mature into a ruby-red gem.

This rich, complex Douro wine could be left to age further in the bottle or you could just as easily drink it now. It will be excellent either way. Like a good instrument, it can marry with almost any style of food. Try Piano Red 2017 with fish, poultry, red meat, pasta, or salad. It will play along nicely and will finish by leaving the perfect note on your palate.

Technical sheet · Piano

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
2018, 2016 and 2015
Appellation:Douro (Porto and Douro,Portugal)
Winery: Carlos Alonzo Wines
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%

Description · Carlos Alonzo Wines

Piano 2017 (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca)


  • View: precious ruby, dense violet tones.
  • Nose: complex, floral notes and ripe fruit.
  • Mouth: full bodied and balanced, with soft tannins structure.


VINES: Carlos Alonzo Wines

GRAPES: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz.

PAIRING: meat dishes, game and cheese.



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Wine House Portugal

Posted on at 04.28


Piano 2017

Carlos Alonso Douro Wine is a family business with an international vocation, focused on the production of quality wines, innovation and development of the region in its DNA That is: the Douro.

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Garrafeira Nacional

Posted on at 13.02

4 /5

Carlos Alonso Douro Wine is a family business with an international vocation, focused on the production of quality wines, innovation and development of the region that is in its DNA: the Douro. Carlos Alonso Douro Wine was born in 1985 of the will and daring of its founder. It was his vision, character and personality that marked the winning course for a project. Openness to innovation and the ambition to do different - allied to respect for tradition and the values of ethics and responsibility - mark the genesis of an organization that has been able to preserve the vision of the founder and adapt it to the inevitable change of times.
Portugal Vineyards

Posted on at 13.35

4 /5

Of beautiful ruby color and dense violets, the nose is complex, with floral notes and ripe fruit. This wine in the mouth reveals good body and balance, with a structure of soft tannins.

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Giovanni Sorrento
Giovanni Sorrento


Very good value for money.
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Philippe Loutrel


Good value for money

Reviews about Piano 2018

Gypsy Hernandez
Gypsy Hernandez


TASTING NOTES:View: A rich ruby redNose: An intriguingly complex aroma with notes of ripe red fruits and a whisper of white floralsMouth: Rounded body on the mouth with a layered flavour and balanced acidity. Luscious notes of juicy forest berries, plum, blackcurrant, and a subtle touch of toasted oak. The firm tannins nestle on the palate for a long and satisfying finish.APPELLATION: DouroVINEYARD: Douro. Doura is located in the heart of the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, where the climate is typically Mediterranean. The vines were planted in 1991 and 1992 on south-facing slopes. Harvest took place between the third and fourth weeks of September. GRAPES: 50% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Barroca, 15% Tinta RorizAGEING: Matured for 9 months in old French oak barrels, then stabilized and aged in the bottle for a further. Will cellar well for up to 3 years.PREPARATION: Each grape variety was vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation took place in large stainless-steel vats which were temperature controlled to 28ºC. The alcoholic fermentation was followed by maceration is smaller stainless-steel vats.PAIRING: Turkey, roasted chicken, duck, smoked pork, charcuterie, fish, mature cheeses, herbal salads.RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16°CALCOHOL: 13.6%

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