Friday, January 17, 2014

50 GREAT PORTUGUESE WINES Chosen for 2014 by Joshua Greene Posted by Philip S. Kampe



I attended a magnificent event revealing the '50 Great Wines of Portugal'.
Joshua Greene, Editor and Publisher of Wine & Spirits Magazine, made the final selection, after a tedious tasting venue.
Evan Goldstein, founder of Full Circle Wine Solutions (SF) was the emcee for the event.
Special Achievement Awards were presented to select dignitaries, which, included:
Importer of the Year: Wine In Motion (NJ)
Restaurants of the Year: Pier 95 (NY) and Hearth (NYC)
Independent Retailer of the Year: Astor Wine & Spirits (NYC)
Chain Retailer of the Year: Binny's Beverage Depot (Chicago)

The Portuguese export market grew 15% in the 2013 calendar year.
I predicted the 'new trend' in wine to be from the TEJO region in 2014. Joshua Greene
picked a wine from Tejo, #18, in his top 50.
The Top 50 are in tasting order, according to Joshua Greene, not, as is customary, from the Traditional Best #1 to #50.
What is your favorite?



50 Great Wines 
by Joshua Greene - REVEALED



01 - 2012 Solar das Bouças Loureiro, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOLAR DAS BOUÇAS
Wine Name: LOUREIRO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): LOUREIRO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 80,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ÁLVARO VAN ZELLER




02 - 2012 Quinta de Gomariz Avesso, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DE GOMARIZ
Wine Name: AVESSO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): AVESSO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO SOUSA




03 - 2012 Quinta da Lixa Aromas das Castas Alvarinho Trajadura, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DA LIXA
Wine Name: AROMAS DAS CASTAS ALVARINHO TRAJADURA
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO (50%), TRAJADURA (50%)
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: CARLOS TEIXEIRA




04 - 2011 Quinta de Pacos Casa do Capitao-mor, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DE PAÇOS
Wine Name: CASA DO CAPITÃO-MOR
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 6,600 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI CUNHA




05 - 2012 Soalheiro Alvarinho, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOALHEIRO
Wine Name: ALVARINHO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 100,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUIS CERDEIRA




06 - 2012 Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOALHEIRO
Wine Name: PRIMEIRAS VINHAS
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 12,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUIS CERDEIRA




07 - 2012 Anselmo Mendes Vinhos Contacto, Vinho Verde

Producer: ANSELMO MENDES VINHOS
Wine Name: CONTACTO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 60,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANSELMO MENDES




08 - 2010 IdealDrinks Eminencia, Vinho Verde

Producer: IDEALDRINKS
Wine Name: EMINÊNCIA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): LOUREIRO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 20,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: CARLOS LUCAS




09 - 2012 Casa de Mouraz Encruzado, Dao

Producer: CASA DE MOURAZ
Wine Name: ENCRUZADO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ENCRUZADO
Region: DÃO
Production: 3,666 BOTTLES
Winemaker: VINES AND WINES AND ANTÓNIO LOPES RIBEIRO




10 - 2004 Quinta das Bágeiras Garrafeira White, Bairrada

Producer: QUINTA DAS BÁGEIRAS
Wine Name: GARRAFEIRA WHITE
Vintage: 2004
Varietal(s): MARIA GOMES, BICAL
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 3,200 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI ALVES




11 - 2011 Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto, Lisboa

Producer: QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA
Wine Name: ARINTO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ARINTO
Region: LISBOA
Production: -
Winemaker: SANDRA TAVARES DA SILVA




12 - 2012 Enoport United Wines Quinta do Boicao Reserva White, Bucelas

Producer: ENOPORT UNITED WINES
Wine Name: QUINTA DO BOIÇÃO RESERVA WHITE
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ARINTO
Region: BUCELAS
Production: 15,600 BOTTLES
 Winemaker: JOÃO VICÊNCIO




13 - 2011 Casca Wines Monte Cascas Malvasia de Colares Branco, Colares

Producer: CASCA WINES
Wine Name: MONTE CASCAS MALVASIA DE COLARES BRANCO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): MALVASIA DE COLARES
Region: COLARES
Production: 450 BOTTLES
Winemaker: HELDER CUNHA AND FREDERICO GOMES




14 - 2011 Rui Reguinga Enologia Terrenus, Alentejo

Producer: RUI REGUINGA ENOLOGIA
Wine Name: TERRENUS
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ARINTO, FERNÃO PIRES, BICAL, ROUPEIRO AND OTHER VARIETALS
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 5,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI REGUINGA




15 - 2012 Herdade do Esporão Verdelho, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
Wine Name: VERDELHO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): VERDELHO
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 5,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DAVID BAVERSTOCK AND SANDRA ALVES




16 - 2012 Secret Spot Wines Vale da Poupa Moscatel Galego White, Douro

Producer: SECRET SPOT WINES
Wine Name: VALE DA POUPA MOSCATEL GALEGO WHITE
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): MOSCATEL GALEGO BRANCO
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI CUNHA AND HUGO LINTON




17 - 2012 Jose Maria da Fonseca Vinhos Domingos Soares Franco Colecção Privada Moscatel Roxo Rosé, Península de Setúbal

Producer: JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA VINHOS
Wine Name: DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO COLECÇÃO PRIVADA MOSCATEL ROXO ROSÉ
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): MOSCATEL ROXO
Region: PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL
Production: 8,500 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO




18 - 2009 Quinta da Alorna Portal da Aguia Red DOC, Tejo

Producer: QUINTA DA ALORNA
Wine Name: PORTAL DA ÁGUIA RED DOC
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TINTA RORIZ, CASTELÃO, SYRAH, ALICANTE BOUSCHET
Region: TEJO
Production: 230,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MARTTA REIS SIMÕES




19 - 2008 Quinta de Chocapalha Red, Lisboa

Producer: QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA
Wine Name: RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TINTA RORIZ (33%), SYRAH (22%), TOURIGA NACIONAL (22%), TOURIGA FRANCA (11%), CASTELÃO (10%), ALICANTE BOUSCHET(2%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: -
Winemaker: SANDRA TAVARES DA SILVA




20 - 2011 Quinta do Pinto Estate Collection Red, Alenquer

Producer: QUINTA DO PINTO
Wine Name: ESTATE COLLECTION RED
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (25%), ARAGONEZ (20% ), CASTELÃO (10%), ALFROCHEIRO (10%), TINTA MIÚDA (10%), SYRAH (25%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: 150,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: TIAGO BELLEGARDE MACHADO




21 - 2010 Vidigal Wines Brutalis, Lisboa

Producer: VIDIGAL WINES
Wine Name: BRUTALIS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): ALICANTE BOUSCHET (85%), CABERNET SAUVIGNON (15%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO VENTURA, RAFAEL NEUPARTH AND ARNALDO SIMÕES




22 - 2010 Quinta da Plansel Marques de Montemor Colheita Seleccionada Touriga Franca, Alentejo

Producer: QUINTA DA PLANSEL
Wine Name: MARQUÊS DE MONTEMOR, COLHEITA SELECCIONADA TOURIGA FRANCA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA FRANCA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 4,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DORINA LINDEMANN




23 - 2010 Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha das Romas, Alentejo

Producer: MONTE DA RAVASQUEIRA
Wine Name: VINHA DAS ROMÃS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): SYRAH, TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALICANTE BOUSCHET, TOURIGA FRANCA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PEDRO PEREIRA GONÇALVES




24 - 2010 Herdade do Esporao Reserva Red, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): ARAGONÊS, TRINCADEIRA, ALICANTE BOUSCHET, CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 50,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DAVID BAVERSTOCK AND LUIS PATRAO




25 - 2008 Herdade de Vale Barqueiros Reserva Red, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DE VALE BARQUEIROS
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): ALICANTE BOUSCHET, TRINCADEIRA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 14,400 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PAULO LAUREANO




26 - 2010 Lusovini Pedra Cancela Selecao do Enologo, Dao

Producer: LUSOVINI
Wine Name: PEDRA CANCELA SELEÇÃO DO ENÓLOGO
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALFROCHEIRO, TINTA RORIZ
Region: DÃO
Production: 200,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOÃO PAULO GOUVEIA




27 - 2010 Casa de Mouraz Elfa, Dão

Producer: CASA DE MOURAZ
Wine Name: ELFA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): FIELD BLEND OF 30 DIFFERENT GRAPE VARIETALS
Region: DÃO
Production: 6,666 BOTTLES
Winemaker: VINES & WINES AND ANTÓNIO LOPES RIBEIRO




28 - 2009 FTP Vinhos Quinta do Serrado Reserva Red, Dao

Producer: FTP VINHOS
Wine Name: QUINTA DO SERRADO RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALFROCHEIRO, JAEN
Region: DÃO
Production: -
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO MACHADO




29 - 2007 Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha Vinhas Velhas, Dao

Producer: QUINTA DA PONTE PEDRINHA
Wine Name: VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2007
Varietal(s): BLEND OF DIFFERENT GRAPES VARIETALS
Region: DÃO
Production: 8,300 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PATRÍCIA CARVALHO, CATARINA SIMÕES AND
LAFAYETTE AGRA




30 - 2009 Alianca Quinta da Dona Red, Bairrada

Producer: ALIANÇA
Wine Name: QUINTA DA DÔNA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 22,687 BOTTLES
Winemaker: FRANCISCO ANTUNES




31 - 2009 Luis Pato Vinha Pan, Bairrada

Producer: LUÍS PATO
Wine Name: VINHA PAN
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 3,066 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUÍS PATO




32 - 2009 Quinta das Bageiras Garrafeira Red, Bairrada

Producer: QUINTA DAS BÁGEIRAS
Wine Name: GARRAFEIRA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 8,676 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI ALVES




33 - 2011 Joao Brito e Cunha Quinta de S. Jose Touriga Nacional, Douro

Producer: JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA
Wine Name: QUINTA DE S. JOSÉ TOURIGA NACIONAL
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL
Region: DOURO
Production: 2,700 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA




34 - 2011 Muxagat Vinhos Red, Douro

Producer: MUXAGAT VINHOS
Wine Name: RED
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, SOUSÃO
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MATEUS NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA




35 - 2010 Quinta Seara d’Ordens TalentVs Grande Escolha, Douro

Producer: QUINTA SEARA D'ORDENS
Wine Name: TALENTVS GRANDE ESCOLHA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (50%), TOURIGA FRANCA (25%), TINTA RORIZ (25%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 6,092 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUÍS SOARES DUARTE




36 - 2010 Jorge Nobre Moreira Poeira, Douro

Producer: JORGE NOBRE MOREIRA
Wine Name: POEIRA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): OLD VINES
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JORGE MOREIRA




37 - 2010 Niepoort Vinhos Batuta, Douro

Producer: NIEPOORT VINHOS
Wine Name: BATUTA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TINTA AMARELA, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ, RUFETE, MALVAZIA PRETA AND OTHERS
Region: DOURO
Production: 13,014 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DIRK NIEPOORT AND TEAM




38 - 2010 Wine & Soul Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas, Douro

Producer: WINE & SOUL
Wine Name: QUINTA DA MANOELLA VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (60%), TOURIGA FRANCA (25%), TINTA RORIZ (10%), TINTA FRANCISCA (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JORGE BORGES AND SANDRA TAVARES




39 - 2009 Adriano Ramos Pinto Collection, Douro

Producer: ADRIANO RAMOS PINTO
Wine Name: COLLECTION
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (50%), TOURIGA FRANCA (40%), TINTA DA BARCA (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: -
Winemaker: JOÃO NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA




40 - 2009 Duorum Vinhos Reserva Vinhas Velhas, Douro

Producer: DUORUM VINHOS
Wine Name: RESERVA VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): FIELD BLEND OF MAINLY TOURIGA NACIONAL (45%), TOURIGA FRANCA (45%), TINTA RORIZ (5%), SOUSÃO (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOSÉ MARIA SOARES FRANCO




41 - 2008 Quinta do Portal Reserva, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO PORTAL
Wine Name: RESERVA
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (40%), TINTA RORIZ (45%), TOURIGA FRANCA (15%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 2,620 CASES
Winemaker: PAULO COUTINHO




42 - 2008 Folias de Baco Olho no Pe Grande Reserva Red, Douro

Producer: FOLIAS DE BACO
Wine Name: OLHO NO PÉ GRANDE RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): MIXED OF NATIVE VARIETALS
Region: DOURO
Production: 3,550 BOTTLES
Winemaker: TIAGO SAMPAIO




43 - 2008 Quinta do Noval Red Wine, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO NOVAL
Wine Name: RED WINE
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): Touriga Nacional (50%), Touriga Franca (40%), Tinto Cão (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 1,500 CASES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO AGRELLOS




44 - 2008 Quinta da Sequeira Reserva Red, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DA SEQUEIRA
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA
RORIZ, TINTA AMARELA, TINTA BARROCA
Region: DOURO
Production: 7,750 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MÁRIO CARDOSO




45 - 2007 Quinta do Sagrado Mutante, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO SAGRADO
Wine Name: MUTANTE
Vintage: 2007
Varietal(s): OLD VINE VARIETALS (33%), BLEND OF
VARIETALS (31%), TINTA AMARELA (14%), TOURIGA FRANCESA (11%), TOURIGA NACIONAL (6%), TINTA RORIZ (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 12,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOSÉ MARIA CALEM




46 - 1996 Madeira Wine Company Blandy’s Colheita Bual, Madeira

Producer: MADEIRA WINE COMPANY
Wine Name: BLANDY’S COLHEITA BUAL
Vintage: 1996
Varietal(s): BUAL
Region: MADEIRA
Production: 3,000 (500 ML) BOTTLES
Winemaker: FRANCISCO ALBUQUERQUE




47 - NV Sogevinus Fine Wines Burmester Tordiz 40 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro

Producer: SOGEVINUS FINE WINES
Wine Name: BURMESTER TORDIZ 40 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT
Vintage: NV
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (30%), TINTA RORIZ (30%), TOURIGA FRANCA (30%), TINTA BARROCA (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: -
Winemaker: CARLOS ALVES




48 - 1969 Symington Family Estates Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port, Douro

Producer: SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES
Wine Name: GRAHAM’S SINGLE HARVEST TAWNY PORT
Vintage: 1969
Varietal(s): BLEND OF TRADITIONAL DOURO GRAPE VARIETALS
Region: DOURO
Production: 356 CASES
Winemaker: CHARLES SYMINGTON




49 - 2011 Fonseca Vintage Porto, Douro

Producer: FONSECA
Wine Name: VINTAGE PORTO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA BARROCA, TINTA RORIZ, TINTO CÃO, TINTA AMARELA
Region: DOURO
Production: 6,000 Cases
Winemaker: DAVID GUIMARAENS




50 - 2010 Niepoort Vinhos Batuta, Douro

Producer: NIEPOORT VINHOS
Wine Name: VINTAGE
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ, TINTO CÃO, TINTA FRANCISCA, TINTA AMARELA, SOUSÃO AND OTHER
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DIRK NIEPOORT AND TEAM


Philip S. Kampe
Philip.Kampe@TheWineHub.com



 


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