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Not to be confused with the island of Madeira, winemaker Antonio Madeira is dedicated to celebrating the best vineyards in the Dão. He is focused on preserving old vines of native Portuguese varieties and farms his small parcels organically and all by hand. This bottling is a field blend of around twenty different grapes grown on granite soils. It is spontaneously fermented and then aged in ~80% stainless steel, the rest in oak barrels keeping the focus of this wine on the bright acidity and fruit aromas.
Wine writer João Afonso purchased and began rehabilitating Cabeças do Reguengo, an old farm that featured some neglected 100 year-old vines, in Portgal's Alentejo in 2009. As the wines recovered, he began making low-intervention wines from his own fruit and from fruit purchased from his neighbors who are working sustainably. Respiro Tinto is made from a large variety of purchased red (~35%) and white grapes (Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Manteúdo, Uva Formosa...), hand-harvested and fermented together with indigenous yeasts in traditional stone lagars, then aged in used oak barrels for one year before bottling. Afonso does not fine or filter, and adds only minimal sulfites right before bottling. The wine is a joyous red ruby color in the glass, with heady aromas of rose, cherry, and black tea. On the palate it is delicate and fresh, with notes of cherry and blackberry, and just a touch of tannic structure. Ben Fletcher
Bairrada, with its cooler maritime climate, has a long history of producing fresh and distinctive sparkling wines of quality from the native grapes of the region. Filipa Pato admirably keeps the tradition alive with her delicious and unpretentious brut rosé made from a blend of Bairrada’s signature noble red variety Baga and the tangy high acid white grape, Bical. Spicy and zesty with notes of bright citrus and red berries, this is a great (and affordable!) pairing for baked fish with paprika and Iberian olive oil or smoked fish brunch.
This is our favorite value red in the store. A medium-full bodied red, with nice blackberry fruit and smooth tannins. A blend of Aragones (Tempranillo) and Castelao, wild yeast fermentation, and farmed sustainably.
Lúcia Freitas manages Quinta da Mariposa, located in Carregal do Sal in the Dao región of Portgal. The Dao is home to Portugal’s oldest varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Mariposa’s 2015 tinto is a blend of both of these varieties and a little bit of Jaen (or, Mencia). It shows notes of wild strawberry, bramble, some brown spice and fresh herbs. JDC
Sidónio de Sousa's Reserva Tinto is a savory, medium to full-bodied expression of Baga, from clay-limestone soils in the Ancas-Bairrada. Pressing and fermentation happens in traditional small cement lagars, with aging for a year in large 4000L barrels, and a further two years in bottle before release. Pepper, black currant, oregano, and fresh earth abound. For a wine under $20, this traditional Baga over-delivers, providing the leather and cedar notes of a fine Bordeaux mixed with the finesse of Nebbiolo. Perhaps an old fashioned wine in style, this is no fault! A great value. -EL