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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.
A blended wine made from the grapes from farms of the different Lavradores de Feitoria’s producers. Young, fruity and fresh, an excellent option for immediate consumption. Unoaked, expressive dry white, combining the weight of Malvasia and the freshness of Siria.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
From old vines, with mixed and simultaneously fermented grape varieties. A striking wine in the purest tradition of Dão, including about 15 different varieties. Great body, great structure and acidity to the point. Well balanced, very characteristic of the region.
Deep dark brick red. Rich ripe dark fruits, with hints of prunes, figs, blackberry and cherry. Warm fruit, full bodied with sweet ripe mellow finish. It is a perfect match with chocolate and medium-bodied cheeses or ham. It is also an excellent accompaniment to wild game dishes, especially duck. Can be served with desserts made with red fruits.
Pale gold with an intense and complex aroma of ripe golden fruit, blending tropical aromas with crystallized orange, plus hints of spices. On the palate is full bodied with a mature luscious tone and finishes with a balanced freshness and a long lasting finish.
Ultra low intervention expression of a once common variety. Roughly translated as ‘we’ll leave it ’till later’, the Adiado is a wine which may be too much of a distraction. Castelao brings real crunch and zip of fresh berry fruit, with a slightly sour, red cherry acidity, wrapped in an earthy blanket. It works great chilled as well!
About as good as this variety can ever be, citrus, tropical and mineral notes. The grapes come from selected small vineyards around the Melgaço region in the most northerly point of Portugal. The brand name – Soalheiro – arises from the excellent sun exposure of the vineyards bearing the same name – a sunny place.