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Cabriz Rosé 2018- 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 12.29/14.99 licensee

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

Calcada Reserva Vinho Verde 2018

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 2018 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:
Availability:
SPEC +275719 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants +236913 1.5L Magnum 2017 Viintage 4 pack (licensee 31.99/wholesale 27.00)
Price:
Licensee 13.99/wholesale 11.60

Cabriz Dão Reserva Encruzado 2017

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:
91 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 2015 – New Vintage

Descriptions:

“The Merlot does a good job of softening the naturally tannic Baba in this blend. That makes this black fruit-flavored wine, wiht its fresh acidity and soft tannins, a good candidate for drinking now” Wine Enthusiast 88 points – Best Buy Roger Voss

A blend of Merlot/Baga with a small amount of Touriga Nacional

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines http://www.globalwines.pt/
Accolades:
Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
SPEC +576975 Available at Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 14.99/wholesale 12.28

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:
licensee 10.99/wholesale 8.90

Cabriz Colheita Seleccionda 2016

Descriptions:

Blend of Alfrocheiro (40%) an early ripening Dão grape with good colour, rich tannin, and balance of strawberry- like fruit acidity. Tinta-Roriz (40%) aka Aragonez in Portugal or Tempranillo in Spain an early ripening varietal which produces good yields and flavours reminiscent of red fruits, plums, strawberries and blackberries. It has firm tannins and responds well to oak aging. Touriga Nacional (20%) One of Portugal’s signature grapes, indigenous to the Dão. It has firm, rich colour and complex aromas of raspberries, ripe black currants, savoury herbs, violets and licorice.

Appelation:
Dao, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines www.globalwines.pt
Accolades:
Wine Spectator: “Plum and blackberry flavors weave together with dark chocolate, black olive and herbal elements in this open-knit red. Spice notes add detail to the moderate, mineral-tinged finish."
Availability:
SPEC +623918. Available at private wine shops
Price:
licensee 15.99/13.01 wholesale