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Many very god vines for very god prices, no problem with any order, if you are in daubt you all the time have custemer service online

15-01-2018
Post By Don Simpson
Got the taste for Portuguese wine whilst in Cascais this year (Planalto at an Indian, Vila Real from Lidl) so looked for an internet supplier. Ordered 24 mixed bottles which arrived in just under two weeks, most of which are now gone. So, have ordered more, using the "Members Selection" that were emailed to me (very useful, these emails). At current (awful) Euro exchange, the shipment premium is pretty much £1 per bottle if 24 purchased; taken with the wine prices, I think I'm getting better wines than most UK supermarket selections for at least £2 less.

14-01-2018
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Great wine, not generally available in many Countries. Fair prices and OK delivery.

02-09-2018

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16 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - It has a deep ruby-red hue and an intense bouquet, with a prevalence of rock-rose floral notes, as well as ripe red fruits, like plum and strawberry. There are also notes of cedar, as well as of spices, a characteristic of the years of careful maturation, with delicate complexity arising out of discreet and well-integrated oak ageing. The palate also reveals ripe red fruits and has elegant body, well-integrated acidity, and fine-quality tannins, with a balanced, harmonious and extended finish.

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  • Region: Douro
  • Type: Red Wine
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml
  • Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
  • Winemaker: Luís Sottomayor
  • Year: 2017
Winemaking:
The grape bunches were hand-picked and vinified using the most advanced technology. After soft de-stemming and crushing, the grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks, with pumping-over and skin maceration at a controlled temperature of 28ºC. Following maceration, and tank by tank, the wine was separated from the masses, with the yield from pressings kept separate. Finally, winemaking ends with malolactic fermentation, which took place under ideal hygiene and temperature conditions. Following the final fermentations, the blend selected remained in stainless steel tanks throughout the winter. During this period, and benefitting from low natural temperatures, a natural clarification was obtained through sedimentation of the coarse particles. At the end of the winter, the wine underwent its first racking, with the separation of sediment. Approximately 25% of the blend matured for about 12 months in used French oak barrels, and therefore, after a finishing fining, in mid-November the wine was ready to be bottled.

Grape Varieties:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca

Tasting Notes:
It has a deep ruby-red hue and an intense bouquet, with a prevalence of rock-rose floral notes, as well as ripe red fruits, like plum and strawberry. There are also notes of cedar, as well as of spices, a characteristic of the years of careful maturation, with delicate complexity arising out of discreet and well-integrated oak ageing. The palate also reveals ripe red fruits and has elegant body, well-integrated acidity, and fine-quality tannins, with a balanced, harmonious and extended finish.

Store and Serve Advices:
It was made to be drunk young. However, it will maintain its quality for some years after the vintage, provided it is kept horizontally and in a dark, dry and cool place. Although ready to drink now, this wine will develop further in the bottle. In order to preserve its highest quality, Papa Figos was bottled without cold stabilization, and so it is normal that it may develop a slight deposit with time. Serve between 16ºC-18ºC.

Food Pairing:
Ideal with all types of poultry and game, various meats, smoked pork and cheese.

Reviews and Awards:
. 16 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. 15,5 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014 (2012);
. Bronze medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 (2012);
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal Vinalies Internationales 2014 (2012);
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011);
. Gold medal Vinalies Internationales 2013 (2011);
. Bronze medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (2011);
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2010);
. Silver medal Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 (2010).

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Papa Figos Red 2017

Papa Figos Red 2017

16 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - It has a deep ruby-red hue and an intense bouquet, with a prevalence of rock-rose floral notes, as well as ripe red fruits, like plum and strawberry. There are also notes of cedar, as well as of spices, a characteristic of the years of careful maturation, with delicate complexity arising out of discreet and well-integrated oak ageing. The palate also reveals ripe red fruits and has elegant body, well-integrated acidity, and fine-quality tannins, with a balanced, harmonious and extended finish.

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