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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CELEBRATE with QUINTA de SANTA EUFEMIA "PORT" for the HOLIDAYS! by Philip S. Kampe

Located on the left bank of the DOURO River,in-between Peso de Regua and Pinhao, are the vineyards of QUINTA de SANTA EUFEMIA.

Founded in 1894 by BERNARDO RODRIGUES de CARVALHO,the Family owned vineyard is located in the Heart of the oldest demarcated wine-producing region in the World, the DOURO.

Visiting the DOURO Valley is like stepping back in time. Few vineyard sites have electricity or running water. Grapes are hand-harvested due to the steep terraces and the remote locale of the vines.

Grapes are carried by basket to the press.

You get the picture--many vineyards have barely changed since the 14th century. The only thing that has changed are the EXPORT LAWS.

In this region, until 1986, it had been prohibitive for Small Port Houses to bottle their own wines.

IN 1986 EVERYTHING CHANGED.

The archaic EXPORT LAWS of the DOURO region were REVERSED and the families that have been working the land for GENERATIONS began to Export their wines.

QUINTA de SANTA EUFEMIA was finally able to share their wines with the world. The vines occupy 100 acres of steep vineyards grown among schist terraces. Farmed according to traditional (organic) methods, the varieties of grapes grown include:
(REDS)
TINTA BARROCA
TOURIGA FRANCESCA
TOURIGA NACIONAL
TINTA RORIZ

(WHITES)
MALVAZIA FINA
MALVAZIA REI
MOSCATEL GALEGO
CERCEAL

Today, the vineyard is run by JOSE VISEU de CARVALHO and his adult children, PEDRO and LUCIA CALVALHO.

Generations of the family run-business with a strict doctrine of farming and vinification have brought QUINTA de SANTA EUFEMIA to the forefront of PORT Production.

Their releases include 10, 20, 30 and 40 year old Port wines and a 1973 WHITE PORT, which has become a Trademark of the vineyard across the globe.

LOOK for QUINTA de SANTA EUFEMIA:
RUBY PORT
TAWNY PORT
LBV 2005 PORT
VINTAGE 1999 PORT
20 YEAR OLD TAWNY
30 YEAR OLD TAWNY
40 YEAR OLD TAWNY
1973 RESERVE ESPECIAL BLANCO PORT

These PORTS will make the Holidays COME ALIVE at AFFORDABLE prices.

For more information on QUINTA de SANTA EUFEMIA, visit www.TEdwardWines.com (Importer/Distributor) or call 212-233-1504

PHILIP S. KAMPE
philip.kampe@thewinehub.com

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