Porta 6 - Portuguese Wine now in Bag-In-Box Format

Porta 6 - Portuguese Wine now in Bag-In-Box Format

Vidigal Porta 6 Vinho Regional Lisboa (IG) 2019, 13.5%, O’Briens Wine

With the emphasis on the outdoors this summer, due to a combination of BBQs, Pizza Ovens and Covid (of course), there is an increasing demand for the Bag-In-Box format in wine. Porta 6, in its bottle format, is already a favourite of mine and of many O’Briens customers. 

And they are now delighted to offer this 3L box version - that’s equal to four bottles. Lynne Coyle MW, O’Briens Wine Director: “Our customers know and love this wine already, which should help dispel any notions about boxed wine and allow customers enjoy its convenience, value and sustainability. Perfect for a summer garden gathering or staycation trip.”

This dark and handsome ruby is irresistible. Aromas are loaded with fruit notes and that continue on to the supple palate, with sweet slender spice cozying up well with all that muscular ripe blackberry. And the finish, smooth and knockout long, is also packed with flavour. Quite a punch, quite a wine. Count it out yourself. No wonder O’Briens report it as “Our perennial customer favourite wine…With its memorable label, Porta 6 delivers a huge amount for its price”. 

This rich full-bodied easy-drinking red, now in its eye-catching easily portable box, is versatile, ideal with steaks and most BBQ food of course. It is a blend, as many Portuguese reds are. The locally grown grapes used are Castel√£o, Tempranillo (Tinta Roriz here), and Touriga Nacional. It has been aged for 3 months in French oak.

So now you've bought the box for €36.00. Terrific value as the regular bottle price is €12.95.
You have it on the table. But then.. you freeze!! The guests are waiting. But how do you open the damn thing? No panic*. It's quite easy. On one of the narrow sides, the one opposite to the that pictured above, there is a perforated area. Not immediately obvious but just run your fingers over the surface and you'll find it. Press and peel back the cardboard, pull out the tap, rest it in the slot and pour! Enjoy.

*Lots of videos on You Tube.