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quinta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2018

Christie's 2015 Quinta Dona Mafalda Vinhas Velhas

Christie's 2015 Quinta Dona Mafalda Vinhas Velhas Red (Douro) punctuated with 91Points - Editors’ Choice!

“With its 60% Touriga Nacional, this wine has rich, wood-aged perfumed fruit. Black plums and berries come through the tannins and spice to give a ripe character to this big-hearted wine.” 

Ancestral traditions house, Quinta Dona Mafalda is located on the left bank of the Douro River, in the territory of Alto Douro Vinhateiro, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
And it is here that all the magic begins, with the river Douro as a backdrop and a hill that, bathed by the sun, fills our generous energy shale soil, thus enriching the noble grape varieties, planted in about seven hectares.

quarta-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2018

Marta's Suggestions

CEO of Casa dos Vinhos since 2017 Marta Moreira has fallen in love with the wine world for a long time.
Bound to the company since its foundation has been perfecting, over the years, its knowledge in this area.
In this link ( you will find her suggestions, taking you to travel around the different regions of Portugal, which you must have know.

In this month she suggest 12 bottles of Dão Wine.
Dão is located in the Beira Alta region, in the centre north of Portugal. The region’s geography is excellent for wine production: the Caramulo, Montemuro, Buçaco and Estrela mountain ranges protect the vine from the wind.

What are you waiting for?

segunda-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2018

Mouchão Tonel 3-4 2011 is the "Wine of the Year"

Revista de Vinhos has already revealed, this Friday, the great winners of the BEST OF THE YEAR 2017.

Mouchão Tonel 3-4 2011, produced in the Alentejo region, is the "Wine of the Year". "Aristocratic, deep and opaque, allied with a muscular and virile facet to the subtlety that is recognized to the great. It is intense and explosive in the mouth, thin and elegant. At the same time, austere.

This wine is only made in years of exceptional quality and and chosen from the best parcels of Alicante Bouschet in the Carapetos vineyard. Crushed by foot and after fermentation in the lagares it is aged in in two wooden vats numbered 3 and 4 for 24 months. It then matures for a further 24 to 36 months in bottle before release.

terça-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2018

Monte da Ravasqueira "Vinha das Romãs"

Considered one of the best wines of the World by Wine Enthusiast, Monte da Ravasqueira "Vinha das Romãs" (Vineyard of the Pomegranates) also holds a very particular history.

The Vineyard of the Pomegranates is the result of a story that began in 2002 when the place where there was an orchard of pomegranates, gave rise to the planting of a vineyard. Over the years the vineyard has been rooted and has given rise to a wine with a very particular structure.
It was only when they studied the soil in detail that they discovered the origin of so much personality and texture. The roots of the new Vine of the Pomegranates were intertwined with the roots of the pomegranates that were there to enrich the soil. What remains of the roots of the pomegranates made this vineyard very special because of the impact they had on the soil. It is in this way that this Single vineyard stands out with a very particular profile, having adopted the name of the vine from which it comes and becoming one of the most appreciated and consensual wines of Monte da Ravasqueira.

With a long stage in French oak barrels, this wine shows the elegance of the Syrah and Touriga Franca varieties, from small plots of an area of ​​five hectares within the Vines of the Pomegranates.

It is a wine that represents, in full, the use of precision viticulture, a technique that seeks to know the particularities of the grapes, field to line, strain the strain, thus discovering the best destination for each grape.

quinta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2018

Quinta dos Abibes "Arinto & Baga" shines at IWC 2018

The sparkling Arinto & Baga Reserva 2013 received a Commended medal in the 2018 edition of the International Wine Challenge, one of the most important international competitions.

This award comes in addition to the various distinctions that the sparkling Arinto & Baga Reserva has been receiving in recent years in other contests such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles or Mundus Vini.

segunda-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2018

Marta's Suggestions

CEO of Casa dos Vinhos since 2017 Marta Moreira has fallen in love with the wine world for a long time.
Bound to the company since its foundation has been perfecting, over the years, its knowledge in this area.
In this link ( you will find her suggestions, taking you to travel around the different regions of Portugal, which you must have know.

In this month she suggest 12 bottles of Douro Wine.
Besides Port Wine, this region is also famous for its excellent red and white wines.

What are you waiting for?

segunda-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2018

Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous "Quintas" in the Douro Valley.

It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to her descendents. It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro river, near its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua.

With 50 ha of vineyards aged from 6 to 15 years and having kept 20 ha of the best old plots, some more than 90 years old, Quinta do Vallado, and it's executives João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira (head of agricultural management) and Francisco Olazabal (oenologist), all descendants of Dona Antónia, has achieved internationally acclaimed levels of quality and recognition.

The construction of the new winery and barriques cellar started in 2008 and was concluded in the fall of 2009. It combines state of the art technology with a high quality architecture project, making it one of the must-see places in the Douro valley.

Recent ratings given by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate to Quinta do Vallado's wines, reviewed by Mark Squires:

Vallado Branco 2016: 90 pts.

Vallado Prima Branco 2016: 91 pts.

Quinta do Vallado Reserva Branco 2016: 93-95 pts.

Vallado Rosé Touriga Nacional 2016: 90 pts.

Vallado Douro Superior 2015: 91 pts.

Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2015: 93-95 pts.

Quinta do Vallado Tinta Roriz 2015: 93 pts.

Quinta do Vallado Reserva Field Blend 2015: 92-94 pts.

Quinta do Vallado Vinha da Coroa 2015: 93-95 pts.

Vallado Adelaide Porto Vintage 2015: 93-95 pts.

quinta-feira, 22 de junho de 2017

Quinta do Crasto, S.A. is a Portuguese company dedicated to Douro and Port wine production and which received Portuguese SME Leader status in 2015. Its headquarters is in Gouvinhas, in the municipality of Sabrosa in Northern Portugal. This is the heart of the Douro Valley, the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world, recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2001. Quinta do Crasto benefits from exceptional conditions for producing wines and olive oils of the highest possible quality.

The last three years have witnessed the launch of one new wine per year. Crasto Superior Branco, a Douro DOC wine, came out in 2014, and Crasto Superior Syrah, a Regional Duriense wine, in 2015 – both were the fruit of innovation and were crafted to conquer new international markets.

All Wines:
Crasto 2015 Red Wine
Crasto 2016 White Wine
Crasto Superior 2014 Red Wine
Quinta do Crasto "Reserva Vinhas Velhas" 2014 Red Wine
Quinta do Crasto "Touriga Nacional" 2012 Red Wine
Quinta do Crasto "Tinta Roriz" 2014 Red Wine
Quinta do Crasto "Vinha da Ponte" 2014 Red Wine
Quinta do Crasto "Vinha Maria Teresa" 2013 Red Wine
Quinta do Crasto Ruby Finest Reserve Port Wine
Quinta do Crasto LBV 2012 Port Wine
Quinta do Crasto Vintage 2014 Port Wine

Quinta do Crasto is an estate that simply cannot be missed by those hoping to enjoy the Portuguese wine country. In 2015, the Quinta welcomed more than 3,500 visitors, mostly from Brazil and Europe and in the same year Trip Advisor, the world´s largest travel site, awarded the estate its Certificate of Excellence.


sexta-feira, 28 de abril de 2017

Os melhores Verdes 2017

Lista Premiados

Categoria                                     Marca                                                                         Colheita

Best of Vinho Verde                   Deu-La-Deu Alvarinho                                               2016
Best of Vinho Verde                   Quinta de Linhares Avesso                                         2016
Best of Vinho Verde                   Messala Alvarinho                                                      2016
Best of Vinho Verde                   Castros de Paderne Alvarinho                                   2012
Best of Vinho Verde                   Quinta das Pereirinhas Superior Alvarinho                2016

Vinho Verde Branco                  Vila Nova                                                                    2016
Vinho Verde Rosado                 Tiroliro                                                                         2016
Vinho Verde Tinto                      Grande Escolha Vinhão                                              2016
Vinho Verde Alvarinho               Deu-La-Deu Alvarinho                                                2016
Vinho Verde Arinto                     Colheita Selecionada Arinto                                       2016
Vinho Verde Avesso                   Opção Avesso                                                            2016
Vinho Verde Loureiro                 Casa da Senra Loureiro                                            2016
Vinho Verde de Casta                Quinta de Gomariz Colheita Selecionada Padeiro     2016
Vinho Verde Colheita ≤ 2014     Castros de Paderne                                                   2012
Espumante de Vinho Verde       Via Latina Rosé Seco                                                 2016
Aguardente de Vinho Verde       Delícia
Vinho Regional Minho                 Encostas de Caiz Grande Escolha Alvarinho             2016

Essência do Vinho - Redealed Top 10 Portuguese Wines

Two Douro wines and one Madeira Wine are the big winners

It is already known the "TOP 10 Portuguese Wines", obtained in the event ESSÊNCIA DO VINHO - PORTO. Wines from the Douro and Madeira regions are the big winners.

The red wine that collected jurors' preferences was the Passagem Grande Reserva 2009, prepared by Quinta das Bandeiras, from very recent vineyards planted in the Upper Douro. Also in the Douro, but in Santa Marta de Penaguião, there is the white wine that obtained the highest accolades, Alves de Sousa Personal 2008. Among the fortified wines, the Barbeito 30 Years Malvasia Vó Vera was the best scored.

The remaining "TOP 10 Portuguese Wines" consists of: 
Quinta de Santiago Alvarinho Reserva 2015, prepared by Nenúfar Real, in Monção, Vinhos Verdes, (second highest white wine); Menino António Alicante Bouschet 2014, produced in Albernôa, Alentejo, by Herdade da Malhadinha Nova (2nd red); Quinta da Touriga Chã 2014, produced by Jorge Rosas in the Douro Superior (3rd red wine); And in the fourth place among the red wines, two ex-aequo - Pedra Cancela Amplitude 2013, elaborated by the Pedra Cancela project in Silgueiros, Dão, and Chryseia 2014, of the Prats & Symington partnership in the Douro. Among the fortified wines, Kopke Colheita 1957, a tawny Port of Sogevinus Fine Wines (2nd place) and Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 20 Anos 1995, from Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, obtained in the Peninsula of Setúbal (3rd fortified wine). 

Wine had critics of wine and sommeliers from Portugal, Spain, UK, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea and Brazil.

quinta-feira, 27 de abril de 2017

Melhor do Ano 2016

Quinta do Pôpa Tribute Red wine 2011, produced in Tabuaço, in the Alto Douro wine region, has just been awarded the "Best of the Year 2016" by the "Revista de Vinhos", which nominates the best wines from each wine region proven by the publication Throughout the year. The distinction falls into the category "The Best of Portugal".

The name and history of this farm symbolize the realization of a dream, which has passed from generation to generation. Therefore, in the future, according to a statement sent to the newsrooms, the objective is to make this wine, the Selection range, "the greatest of tributes and a tribute to man [Francisco Ferreira, better known as Pôpa, grandfather of Stéphane and Vanessa Ferreira, Current owner of the property], to the dream he carried and to all those who made Quinta do Pôpa one of the leading producers of reference of the moment."

Barca Velha 2008 with 100 points!!

Barca Velha 2008 receives 100 points for Wine Enthusiast.

There are 100 points ... in 100 points. The 2008 Barca Velha becomes the first non-fortified Portuguese wine to reach the maximum score in a North American reference publication.

It is one of the most emblematic table wines in the country: in 64 years of history only 18 harvests have been selected. The last one, dated 2008, has just received the maximum distinction of 100 points by the prestigious magazine Wine Enthusiast. According to a news release sent to newsrooms, Casa Ferreirinha's wine is the "first non-fortified Portuguese wine to reach the highest score in a US reference publication."

The unprecedented feat already threatened to happen when, in November 2014, Barca Velha 2004 received 99 points, also awarded by Wine Enthusiast.

In fact, and made a quick search, Portugal has behaved well in what the scores regards. In 2012, it was news that Mark Squires, taster for Portugal on the Wine Advocate site of the American critic Robert Parker, had awarded 96 red-label wines to 100 red wines: Quinta do Zambujeiro 2007, Alentejo, Quinta do Vale Dona Maria 2009, from the Douro, and Quinta do Mouro Rótulo Dourado 2007, also from the Alentejo.

Most recently, in 2014, Douro Fojo 2000 red wine had 97 points, while Wine Spectator scored 98 points for Pintas 2011, oenologists Jorge Serôdio Borges and Sandra Tavares da Silva.

The story changes when we talk about fortifications. An example of this is the Quinta do Noval 2011 National Vintage (last year declared vintage) that collected 100 points, awarded by Wine Enthusiast.

terça-feira, 25 de abril de 2017

Barros Por Wine Edition 25 April

The Revolution of April 25, also referred to as the Carnation Revolution, refers to a period in the history of Portugal resulting from a social movement that occurred on April 25, 1974, which overthrew the dictatorial regime of Estado Novo, in force since 1933 , And began a process that would end with the implementation of a democratic regime and with the entry into force of the new Constitution on April 25, 1976, with a strong socialist orientation in its origin.

Porto Barros prepared a Special Edition to mark the four decades of the Carnation Revolution, in homage to Portuguese freedom and talent.

This 100-year-old Sogevinus brand has launched a Special Edition of the iconic Porto Colheita 1974, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the 25th of April Revolution. Barros chose poetry as an expression art, displayed on the label, with the words, aligned and colored, forming a carnation.

segunda-feira, 17 de agosto de 2015

Visita Quinta Aveleda

Quinta da Aveleda uma das mais antigas de Portugal .
Numa visita a Quinta da Aveleda tive o prazer de conhecer uma das maiores maravilhas de Portugal .
Propriedade da Familia Guedes
A Quinta Aveleda é das maiores da Exportação de vinhos Verdes

A Aveleda é um nome com várias gerações. Os primeiros registos de venda de vinho engarrafado datam de 1870, pela mão de Manuel Pedro Guedes (1837-1899), conhecido pela sua forte vocação empreendedora e considerado o fundador do negócio tal como o conhecemos hoje. O seu trabalho deu frutos e a qualidade dos vinhos da Aveleda começou a ser reconhecida, como o comprovam as medalhas de ouro arrebatadas nos concursos internacionais de Berlim (1888) e Paris (1889).

Hoje a empresa continua a pertencer a 100% à família Guedes, sempre empenhada em manter este legado familiar que já passou por várias gerações. Filho de Manuel Pedro Guedes, Fernando Guedes da Silva da Fonseca (1871-1946) deu continuidade ao trabalho de seu Pai, aumentando significativamente a capacidade produtiva da Quinta. Sucederam-lhe 7 filhos, tendo Roberto Van-Zeller Guedes (1899-1966) liderado o negócio familiar, dedicando toda a sua vida ao trabalho na Aveleda. A 4ª geração é composta pelos seis filhos de Roberto Van-Zeller Guedes: Fernando, Luís, António, Maria Isabel, Maria Helena e Roberto - que gerem hoje os destinos da empresa em conjunto com a geração seguinte: 14 primos que compõem a 5ª geração.


Numa constante atitude de sustentabilidade da biodiversidade do ecossistema vitícola, foram adoptadas técnicas modernas e eficazes, harmoniosamente conciliadas com o ambiente, que fomentam a manutenção diversificada dos solos vivos, da fauna e da flora. 

Parques e Jardins

A Aveleda foi galardoada em 2011 com o prémio internacional Best of Wine Tourism na categoria de «Arquitectura, Parques e Jardins».   

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