Heutzutage ist es nicht leicht, ein Esel zu sein…

It's not easy being a donkey these days...

Nov 30, 2022Vinoll Team

Barao de Vilar Vinhos SA, "Smiling Donkey" Douro DOC - 2019s

"A great wine that serves a great purpose!"
Today we present you our absolute bestseller and one of our personal favourites.

1. An absolute hammer in terms of taste
2. Top value for money
3. Rescue donkeys in distress

Doesn't that sound great? - We think so too!
We know that tastes differ, but this red wine tastes really good for almost everyone. The "Smiling Donkey" Douro DOC - 2019 has a full-bodied body that is not too overloaded. Comprehensive impressions of dark cherries, plums, black pepper & eucalyptus. Added to this are fine roasted aromas of mocha beans and oak wood. The harmonious acid underlines the solid structure of the wine and ensures drinking flow and balance.

You can get the wine in our online shop and in our vinotheque for €9.50. In our opinion, a more than fair price for this absolute top wine from northern Portugal. If you sign up for our newsletter, you get a 5% discount and free shipping on top of that.

Nowadays it is not easy to be a donkey...Although the animal has been indispensable in agriculture for centuries, it is currently threatened with extinction due to the desertification of inland Portugal. In addition, more and more young people are leaving rural areas and moving to cities. As a result, there are fewer and fewer people looking after the donkeys and the farmers are slowly getting too old to be able to take good care of the donkeys. The big and smiling Mirandese donkey has been listed as an endangered species since 2003. For every bottle purchased, $1 goes to a charity dedicated to saving these donkeys.

We look forward to your order and your opinion on this wine. The entire Vinoll team wishes you lots of fun with this wine.

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