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Calcada Reserva Vinho Verde 2016

Descriptions:

The 2016 Portal da Calçada Reserva (Quinta da Calcada) is an unoaked, equal blend of Alvarinho, Loureiro, Arinto, Azal and Trajadura. It is relatively dry (6 grams per liter of RS) and comes in at 11.5% alc.

Appelation:
Vinho Verde, Portugal
Producer:
Adega do Salvador www.adegadosalvador.com
Accolades:
2016 not yet rated. Previous vintage 89 points Robert Parker
Availability:
SPEC +275719 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 15.99/wholesale 12.88

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:
licensee 16.49/wholesale 13.45

QdoE Sparkling Rosado 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

100% Tourigal Nacional– Traditional Method

6 months in cellar + 1 more month after degorgement.

Predominant cherry, strawberry & raspberry aromas with a fruity, elegant finish. A beautiful pink on it’s own or with Mediterranean & Asian/Indian cuisine.

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines www.globalwines.pt
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +241760 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
Licensee 16.49/wholesale 13.45

Xadrez Vinho Verde

Descriptions:

Xadrez translate to “chess” in English.

Vinho Verde is produced exclusively in the vinho verde region, located in the northwest of Portugal. Traditional grapes of Loureiro and Arinto form this fresh, crisp wine. Intense citrus with notes of tropical fruit.

Goes well with Mediterranean & Asian cuisine or on it’s own as an aperitif.

Low in alcohol 9.5%, so very easy drinking. High in Acidity.

Appelation:
Vinho Verde, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines, Dao Sul
Accolades:
Availability:
+168625 SPEC - available at private wine shops
Price:
retail 10.99/wholesale 8.90

Casa de Santar Tinto Red

Descriptions:

50% Touriga Nacional, 25% Alfrocheiro and 25% Tinta Roriz

Casa de Santar is the oldest and most emblematic wine estate in the Dão region, for the history, size and prestige of its wines. The seventeenth century estate has been held by the same family (now represented by the son of the Countess of Santar, Tereza de Lencastre de Mello) for fifteen generations.

This estate wine is structured, mineral, dark in character and firm in tannins. There’s black raspberry and cherry on the nose with supporting notes of leather and damp earth.

The palate is medium bodied with good dark berry flavours and supporting acidity that gives this wine shape. All ripe fruit and cushioned tannins, this is a dense, very fruity wine. It is a power- house of richness and solid structure. Concentrated, with a touch of bitterness.

It’s a serious wine for aging; but is drinkable with its fruitiness now. It’s rare to find complexity like this at this price point.

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines, Dao Sul
Accolades:
Availability:
+52068 SPEC - Available at private wine stores
Price:
licensee 19.29/wholesale 15.99

Cabriz, Colheita Seleccionada 2014

Descriptions:

Iconic wine from Dão region. A blend of Alfrocheiro, Tinto-Roriz &  Touriga Nacional.

“A crisp and minerally red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum

and dried raspberry, layered with rich, spicy notes. White chocolate details show on

the finish, accented by hints of pepper” 90 pts. Wine Spectator.BEST BUY

Top 100 list of wines reviewed in 2016

Appelation:
Dao, Portugal
Producer:
Dao Sul
Accolades:
90 points Wine Spectator
Availability:
SPEC +623918. Available at private wine shops
Price:
licensee 14.99/12.28 wholesale