At 14% alcohol, costing under $12, and scoring 15 Dionysians points, the 2017 Terras de Fialho Portuguese red is a good food wine.

It comes from the Alentejano region in Portugal and the nose shows red fruit from the Alente Bouschet. The body is rounded out with Touriga-Nacional and Aragonez.

It will pair with any Italian dish calling for a red wine.

It spent 6 months in oak and is a Best Buy. Two other grapes are added to this wine: Tricadiera and Castelao. Portugal has so many new flavors coming form ancient grapes. Try some. In Vino Veritas.