Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week. For 19 March 2018 the DFJ Vinhos, Paxis Pinot Noir 2013 from Portugal is his Wine of the Week. Well who’d have thought it? Pinot Noir from Portugal is highly unusual, this from Lisboa (formerly known as Estremadura), aged in a combination of French, American and Portuguese oak barrels. For Pinot lovers the search for affordable versions is always on, and this is a good little wine – indeed very good for its price: briarwood, roasted chestnut and some autumnal, woodland aromas join the red fruits, and the palate has juiciness and good balance. Even better, it’s normal price of £8.99 is reduced to just £7.49 at time of review.