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Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores 100% Touriga Nacional 2013

Descriptions:

The Casa de Santar estate, still inhabited by its aristocratic owners, is run by Global Wines. From one parcel, Vinha dos Amores, they have produced this impressively ripe wine with its dense tannins. Full of spice, black plum skin texture and balanced acidity, it’s serious, concentrated and only just mature. 18 months in French Oak with 6 months in bottle before release.

Casa de Santar is the oldest and most emblematic wine estate in the heart of 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. Casa de Santar has the largest vineyard area in Dão, with 103 hectares, 90 of which are red and 13 white. Winemaker, Osvaldo Amado, is striving to showcase the indigenous noble grapes of the Dão by achieving the best premium examples of Encruzado and Touriga Nacional with the grapes from the single estate Vinha dos Amores vineyards.

Appelation:
Dã o, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines
Accolades:
93 CELLAR SELECTION POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST (MARCH 2017) 90 POINTS - WINE SPECTATOR (FEBRUARY 2017)
Availability:
SPEC - Available at private wine shops & fine restaurants
Price:
licensee 43.99/wholesale 37.27

Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores 100% Encruzado 2014

Descriptions:

“Who can resist a wine called the Lovers’ Vineyard? Finely aged in wood, it comes from the highest point of the Santar Estate and is rich in yellow fruit and toasty spice. Creamy, smooth and lightly tangy. Drink from 2018” 92 points Wine Enthusiast
12 months in new French Oak & 3 months batonnage with 6 months in bottle before release.

Case of 3 bottles in wooden crate

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines
Accolades:
92 points Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
SPEC - Available at private wine shops & fine restaurants
Price:
licensee $43.99/wholesale $37.27

Cabriz Rosé 2017 – a great year-round Rosé

Descriptions:

Made from two of the most recognized indigenous Dão varietals, Touriga Nacional being the national “noble” grape of Portugal – found most commonly in Port wines brings deep colour, unmistakable aromas of blackberries, wild flowers and forest bush. The tannins are strong and powerful. Combined with Alfrocherio, which produces a rich and deep colour with hints of ripe blueberry, wild flowers and spices with a great acidity which blends perfectly with the Touriga Nacional.

Although a light pink in colour, good structure that gives it the weight for winter!

Tasting Notes: A light, bright pink this beautiful rosé wine has an intense fragrance of fresh red berries, predominantly cherries, strawberries, raspberries distinct weight.

 

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines www.globalwines.pt
Accolades:
Wine Enthusiast (previous vintage) Best Buy accolade:“This ripe, fruity blend of Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro is zesty and lightly spicy, with a warm, ripe character. The strawberry fruit is laced with acidity, allowing the smooth texture to shine.”
Availability:
SPEC: +150499 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
wholesale 13.01/15.99 licensee

Calcada Reserva Vinho Verde 2017

Descriptions:

From one of the few estate producers in Vinho Verde. One of the few wineries doing high-density planting, allowing more concentration of the fruit. The Winery has a Relaix & Chateaux hotel and is home to a one-star Michelin restaurant.

The 2017 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:
7
Availability:
SPEC +275719 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants +236913 1.5L Magnum 4 pack (licensee 31.99/wholesale 27.00)
Price:
Licensee 15.99/wholesale 12.88

Lago Vinho Verde (DOC) Rosé

Descriptions:

This wine presents a light salmon colour and a slight effervescence that favours the release of its fruity aroma. Great freshness on the mouth, with a vivid acidity with notes of cherry blossom, fuchsia and red fruits such as strawberries, goose- berries and red and white melons. The ideal pairing for this wine is tacos or some- thing spicy to offset the dryness and crisp fruit flavors. Low 10% Alcohol

Grape Varietal: Vinhão

Appelation:
Vinho Verde, Portugal
Producer:
www.calcadawines.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC 034411. Available at private wine shops and select restaurants
Price:
wholesale 10.99/13.49 licensee

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

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:
Price Reduction to clear - wholesale 9.45