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Lago Cerqueira Red – Douro

Descriptions:

Quinta da Calçada is located in the northern historic city center of Amarante, 40 minutes from Porto. It is located in the Amarante sub-region of the Vinho Verde region, about 10 minutes from the entrance to the Douro region.

Lago means “lake” in Portugese which reflects the refreshing style, but more importantly the wines are named after founder, António do Lago Cerqueira. Born in the palace (Casa da Calçada) he studied wine production and the latest techniques for vineyards, while in France. On returning to the palace, Lago Cerqueira applied his knowledge, planting vineyards that surround the Casa. He was an oenologist, diplomat and visionary.

Today Quinta da Calçada has the oldest planted vineyard in the region, that has been in production for almost 100 years. Inside the Estate you can also enjoy a 5 star Relais Châteaux Hotel and a one star Michelin Restaurant.

Tasting Notes Lago Cerqueira Red-Douro:  Aromas of prunes, strawberry and blackberries with sweet nuances of tobacco. Full-bodied. Aged in French & American oak for 3 months.

Appelation:
Douro, Portugal
Producer:
Adega do Salvador www.adegadosalvador.com
Accolades:
Availability:
+034416 SPEC - Available at private wine shops & restaurants
Price:
wholesale 19.99/13.49 licensee

Edoardo Mirolglio (EM) 100% Mavrud

Descriptions:

Grape Varietal: 100% Mavrud (indigenous Bulgarian grape variety), from a selected vineyard.

The wines made from the late-ripening, low yielding Mavrud varietal have a deep, ruby colour with firm tannins and balanced acidity that frame the blackberry and red, ripe fruit developing a powerful, complex aroma. It has a full-bodied, dense and harmonious taste.

Mavrud is probably the most highly valued local grape variety. Bulgarians take great pride in Mavrud and actively look for wines from this variety in the market. It has been renowned and coveted since the Ancient Trojan War times.

What does Mavrud compare to?  Mavrud is likely to be a predecessor of Nebbiolo.

Fabulous aromas, much-like a beautiful Piemonte Barolo. Deep and rich, yet elegant.

Appelation:
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Producer:
Edoardo Miroglio (EM)
Accolades:
Availability:
Available at BCLDB
Price:
licensee 21.49/16.91 wholesale

Santa ‘Ilia Merlot & Mavrud

Descriptions:

Edoardo Miroglio winery was established in 2002 with it’sfirst production in 2005 by an Italian vigneron in Bulgaria!

The winery is located in the southern region of the Thracian Lowlands with approximately 220 hectares of vineyards, covering the hillside of Saint Ilia, which descends to the village of Elenovo, in the Thracian Valley, Bulgaria

Aroma: Attractive dark fruit and plum aromas, dry leaves, toast, vanilla and spices.

Taste: Soft & fresh, a little tart …get ready to pucker up!

Ageing: 12 months ageing in French and Bulgarian oak

Serving suggestion: Pizza, pasta, grilled meats, hard cheeses.

Appelation:
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Producer:
Edoardo Miroglio (EM)
Accolades:
Mavrud is probably the most highly valued local grape variety. Bulgarians take great pride in Mavrud and actively look for wines from this variety in the market. It has been renowned and coveted since the Ancient Trojan War times.
Availability:
SPEC +290098
Price:
Reduced to Clear: Licensee 10.99/8.91 wholesale

Cabriz Dão Reserva Encruzado 2016

Descriptions:

The star white grape of the Dão region, Encruzado. Elegant and delicate aroma with fine minerality, citrus fruits and discreet wood. Made with the traditional Burgundy “batonnage” process of stirring the lees back up into the wine. The freshness stands out with beautiful fruity acidity and prefect balance. Light hints of smoke, ending with mineral and lemon-like notes. Aged 50% in stainless steel and 50% in oak.

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines http://www.globalwines.pt/
Accolades:
90 points/Best Buy Wine Enthusiast -"This is a beautiful wine, impressively bringing out the rich, creamy, yellow and white fruit flavors of Encruzado. A great value, it's ripe, lightly herbal and ready to drink"
Availability:
Listed. Available at select BCLDB Government Liquor Stores.
Price:
On shelf $21.99

QdoE Merlot/Baga 2014 Back in Stock

Descriptions:

“The Merlot certainly does its job here of smoothing out the Baga tannins. Together, they yield a soft, red-fruit flavoured wine with minimal tannins and juicy acidity, adding burst of flavour on the finish” Drink Now  Wine Enthusiast

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines http://www.globalwines.pt/
Accolades:
Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
SPEC +576975 Available at Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 17.49/wholesale 14.22

Q do E Preto Branco Reserva 2014

Descriptions:

Preto Branco translates into Black & White and what makes this wine interesting is that it’s a red wine made with indigenous grapes from the region of Bairrada including Baga, Touriga Nacional and a white native varietal called, Bical. Blueberries, cassis, violets, dusty cinnamon topped with shavings of allspice and gravel make this intriguing.

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines http://www.globalwines.pt/
Accolades:
92 points Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
Listed. Available at select BC Liquor Store
Price:
licensee 25.99/wholesale 20.29

Jumilla Bodegas Bleda Pino Doncel, 12 Meses 2015

Descriptions:

Pino Doncel 12 Meses 2015 has been produced with a selection of Monastrell and Syrah and aged twelve months in both French and American oak barrels. With a very intense cherry red colour and complex aromas of red and black ripe fruit. Well balanced in the mouth, with spicy oak hints and fruit, with a mature tannin that provides volume and sweetness at the end.

Appelation:
Jumilla, Spain
Producer:
Bodega Bleda www.bodegasbleda.es/en
Accolades:
Bacchus de Oro (Gold) 2017 Vinofed International Wine Competition Spain
Availability:
SPEC +228938
Price:
licensee 26.99/wholesale 23.19 - cases of 6

Q do E Sparking Brut

Descriptions:

Quinta do Encontro is an innovative and creative winery in the Bairrada region, embracing the past while envisioning the future. The architecture of the winery includes a barrel-like exterior and corkscrew interior.  Winemaker: Osvaldo Amado

Varietals: 40% Bical, 40% Maria Gomes & 20% Arinto

Traditional Method. 12 months in cellar + 1 more month after degorgement.

Elegant bubbles with aromas of white fresh fruit jelly, citrus, hazelnut & biscuit. Taste of crisp nougat.

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
global Wines www.globalwines.pt
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +308445 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
Reduced to clear: licensee 11.79/wholesale 9.51