The most requested in the Lisbon region: Vidigal and Parras
Published : 07/31/2020 - Categories : Taste Room
Finishing our week tour through the Lisbon region, today we brought two very prestigious producers by our customers: the Vidigal and Parras Wines.
Starting with Parras, today with 120 hectares of vineyards in Lisbon, it was founded in 2010 by Luís Vieira, who already brings in his veins the wine culture inherited from his grandfather, after several years abroad, he decided to resume the family business with a younger and more universal approach to that can be easily understood by everyone.
Giving rise to wines called Alfacinha with 3 references available in store, that are the Alfacinha Branco 2018, Alfacinha Red 2018, in addition to Alfacinha Reserva Red 2018, which after going through the fermentation process, aged for 3 months in wood, revealing notes of red fruits and spices, in a voluminous body and persistent finish.
Following our trip to Vidigal, a producer of table and liqueur wines, located in the Leiria area in the Center of Portugal. Despite being in the market for a long time, the big changes in the way they dealt with the winery started in the early 90s, after the arrival of António Mendes Lopes to run the family business.
The vast majority of Vidigal wines, specially those from the Lisbon wine region, are produced very close to the Atlantic Ocean - about 30km - gaining great influence from the Atlantic breezes, which results in fresh and always very fruity wines, where the main grape varieties used are: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez (Tinta Roriz), Castelão, Syrah and Cabernet.
The entry range is composed by Vidigal Porta 6 Red 2018, Vidigal Porta 6 White 2019 and Vidigal Porta 6 Rosé 2019, already well known by our customers.
In addition to these you can find another range called Boa Noite Lisboa composed by Vidigal Boa Noite Lisboa Red 2017, bringing the grape varieties Syrah and Touriga Nacional, which reveal a fruity wine, with firm and soft tannins, along with the spicy delicacy, ending long and delicate.
Still in this range, there is also the version Boa Noite Lisboa White 2018, which brings the varieties Arinto and Chardonnay. A fresh wine, with aromas of white, citrus fruits, with a light touch of coconut and orange, in addition to some flowers to add complexity. A surprising acidity and minerality, in a prolonged aftertaste.
We invite you to discover more about these wines that carry Lisbon not only in the nectars, but also on the labels, refer to a relaxed and light style of living life.