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José Maria da Fonseca was a pioneer in terms of creating the first Portuguese alcohol free wines. The brand O%riginal was created in order to reflect the benefits characteristics of the product itself. A real, authentic wine (original) without alcohol (<0.5%). Plums, cherries and blueberries. Best served slightly chilled.
The Ruby half of the Niepoort ‘twins’ is a classic rich Ruby, with assertive bright primary fruit. Classically trodden and fermented in granite lagares, it is then aged in large old vats, where oxidative development is minimal. With time, Ruby Dum retains its youthful, strong character, dominated by red cherries and plums with great freshness from ageing in large wooden vats in the cool cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia.
Red wines from the Dao should always demonstrate a certain succulence from a combination of altitude and granitic soils, but Maias Tinto goes the extra mile. At these even higher vineyards (around 650m), Jaen (Tinta Mencia) captures in the glass delicious crunchy fruit in this medium bodied wine.
Casa de Vilacetinho is located in Alpendurada overlooking the River Douro and covers an estate with 30 hectares of vineyards which develop in a continuous and ordered manner in soils of granitic nature, with a predominantly South sun exposure, making it one of the most prosperous locales of the region set to the production of ‘Vinho Verde’.
The recognition is arriving, year after year, from all over the world. Lavradores de Feitoria was just chosen as one of the “30 wineries to discover” by Wine Spectator, the North-American renowned wine magazine. Side by side with big names from the business, Feitoria is the only Portuguese company in this exclusive list. This is silky soft and full of flavours of blackberry and cherry.
Also known as Fernao Pires, the Maria Gomes grape thrives in the sandier areas of Bairrada. This is from 35 year old vines, and includes 10-15% Sercialinho in the mix, which really pulls together the gentler elements of the dominant variety, resulting in a zesty, dry white with lovely florals.
Ancient vines, hand picked and 100% foot trodden and fermented in the circular granite lagares at Vale de Mendiz. This wine ages 4-6 years in large old oak vats (opposed to Vintage, that ages 2-3 years). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up and show its splendour.
The winery, Quinta Do Ermizo in Northern Portugal are working alongside the owners of magazine and top London restaurant, Noble Rot to produce this delicious, zesty white. Local artist Jose Miguel Mendez has provided the eye catching label. Chin chin!
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Old vines planted at high altitude (700+m), on the edge of the Spanish meseta, in granite and schist and a high silex content. This is a long forgotten terroir which is now being rediscovered. Beyra tinto offers an unoaked expression of crunchy berry fruit and spice, with super acidity. Less on tannin, more on flavour.
The 8 Bagos wines (meaning 8 berries) showcase what is fantastic about the Douro region. They are made from 8 grape varieties, from 8 vineyards, across the Douro. A true representation of the region as a whole. The Branco is crisp and fresh, ripe fruited and mineral.
A blend that changes slightly each year, the last few vintages of this wine have been on fire. Beautifully defined dark fruit (there always seems to be a generous lick of cassis in this wine, even when the Cabernet component is actually quite modest), just a frame of toasty oak (although that roasted Alentejo character amalgamates with that too), and just enough Alicante crunch to keep it all fresh and energetic.
Another stunning Regina Pessoa label from the Drink Me series. Drink Me Branco is fresh and delicate in aroma, and decidedly mineral. On the palate, it is appealing and very elegant, with good acidity, fresh and refreshing. A very balanced white, with presence but not too strong. Perfect for a wide range of occasions.
A great Douro blend expressing crunchy red fruit, with depth and freshness. On the palate, it is more elegant than the previous edition, with a markedly mineral profile. With a superb drinkability owing to its balance and elegance, this wine very much exhibits the uncomplicated style that Niepoort set out to achieve.
The 8 Bagos wines (meaning 8 berries) showcase what is fantastic about the Douro region. They are made from 8 grape varieties, from 8 vineyards, across the Douro. A true representation of the region as a whole. The Reserva spends 12 months in oak, to add a bit of spice and complexity to a super, fruity core.
A great example of expressing terroir and blending knowledge at play here. The Arinto brings acidity, structure, and citrus vitality, while the Viosinho and Alvarinho bring body, riper fruit, and aromatic elegance. Atlantic influences the local climate and leaves the wine with a slightly savoury salinity and pithiness to the finish, which balances things and makes it very food friendly.
100% organic Bical grapes from sandy soils are process and pressed quickly, and fermented in stainless steel with temperature control. The wine has been made with minimal additions and no fining or filtration. It is a pure expression of the grape variety from this terroir, so heavily influenced by the atlantic climate.
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One of Portugal’s most renowned winemakers, António makes wines of intensity and class. No one of sound commercial mind would do what he and the other revolutionaries do, but it’s this derring-do that makes them such magnetic personalities and their wine so winning, with qualities and flavours never known before, turning a staid post-war high-volume industry into the electric wine scene we are enjoying today.