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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, including Siria, Fernao Pires, Bical, and Arinto. Indigenous yeast fermentation and aging in French barrels. Madeira's whites are some of the finest in Portugal, with Burgundian charm, fresh acidity and a sturdy mineral backbone. This Branco from younger vines is medium-bodied. Aged mostly in stainless steel, with a portion in used oak barrels. -EL
Palhete is the local name for a wine that is made in a farmer's style, by blending red and white grapes to create a low-alcohol wine to drink during the day. As founder Vasco Croft explains, there was no soda or beer back in medieval times, and water was not reliable, so the Palhete wines provided the only trustworthy hydration at the time. This particular blend is 80% Loureiro and 20% Vinhão. The 2019 is, in my opinion, the tastiest Palhete we've had since starting to carry the wine several vintages ago. The wine is very light in body, but with plenty of savory, crushed red berry character in the mid-palate. Drink with a light chill. -EL
A refreshing rose sparkler from Aphros winery, this is a blend of Alvarelhao and Vinhao, made in Pet-Nat (or Ancestral) method. Tasty, fresh, and very pale in the glass, with bright acidity and subtle fruit mingling with hibiscus and rosewater notes. -EL
This is a Blanc de Noir of Baga from the Casa de Saima winery in the Bairrada D.O.C. Unfiltered, and peach-hued, with delicate mousse and very balanced and energetic bubbles. A great wine as a compromise between your Champagne loving friends and your natty Pet-Nat friends. -EL
Casa de Saima is located in the heart of Bairrada , producing cuvees from 18 hectares of vines in the region. Tonel 10 comes from 50-year-old Baga vines from Casa de Saima’s oldest vineyard. The grapes are hand-harvested, crushed by foot, and then allowed to spontaneously ferment in lagar for about seven days. The wine is then matured in large, seasoned oak vats for one year. Showcasing juicy, bright red fruits, terrific acidity and soft tannins, this is a lovely, medium bodied Baga.
This white from Maria Joao Pato (aka Duckman) is 100% Bical, from young vines on sandy soils. There's a short maceration on the skins, but not to arrive at an orange wine, more for texture and grip. Fermentation is in oak and stainless steel, and aging is in French oak for about 6 months before bottling. It's salty, refreshing and quite fun all around. No filtration, so there is some cloudiness to the wine. -Eben
The name for this wine, Dnmc (or Dinamico), reflects the idea that expressions of the local Baga grape from different locations will produce a complex, and dynamic wine. It also could be seen as a nod to the biodynamic principles and treatments that Filipa Pato and William Wouters have introduced in their vineyards. They have been increasingly focused on organic and biodynamic viticulture as the years go by, much to our delight! 100% Baga, this medium-bodied red is fresh, and vibrant, with a touch of wild red fruit and dark berries, and subtle spice. Fermentation and aging is in tank with minimal extraction, but long maceration periods still provide good structure to the wine. Overall, it's a great introduction to the very enjoyable Baga grape, specifically here involving limestone terroir and the Atlantic influence of western Bairrada. -EL
A soft and elegant skin contact wine from Tiago Sampaio (Folias de Baco). The grapes here are Donzelinho & Samarrinho from shist and granite soils. The special touch is the long infusion with skins in large amphorae. A welcome addition to our "orange wine" lineup and to the Uivo wines from Folias de Baco. -Eben
This is a fascinating white from the Síria grape. Les-a-Les is a team of two winemakers who make wines in the Beiras always with minimal treatments (in this case zero) and always allowing wild yeast fermentation. The vineyard parcel is located in Beira Interior, and was discovered by the winemakers to be an abandoned plot. After requesting permission from the town to tend to the parcel and harvest the grapes, they received approval and were able to make this wine. This was the second, and last time the wine was made, as someone arrived in 2018, claiming to be the "owner" of the vineyards, and demanding money for the grapes! The wine is aged on the lees for a year in neutral barrels. It has an oxidative lean that instantly reminded me of Jura Savagnin and unfortified Palomino. Nice density from the lees aging, and good freshness from the altitude (650 meters). All in all a very tasty and intriguing Portuguese white! ~Eben
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 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
This is a new offering from Quinta do Regueiro, which sees a part of the juice being given extended contact with the skins and lees. It's not an orange wine, as there is another portion of the wine that is fermented without skins in the style of their Alvarinho Reserva, and because the duration of skin contact is not very long. The real result, and what the winemaker was going for, was a refined texture and density that the skins and lees can give to the Alvarinho. We were impressed with this wine (as always with Portugal, especially for the price!), and are happy that it is part of the Quinta do Regueiro lineup. Well worth a try. -EL
A charming little white from the Lisboa region, clearly showcasing the salinity of the Atlantic, and the local grapes Arinto and Viosinho. -EL
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