Pêra Manca 2010

Pêra Manca is a cult wine produced near Évora, in Alentejo. It has a long pedigree that is intertwined with the history of Portugal. Pedro Álvares Cabral took bottles of Pêra Manca in the voyage that resulted in the discovery of Brazil, in 1500. The wine continued to gather fame, wining gold medals in Bordeaux…

Cabriz Reserva Encruzado 2017

Cabriz is one of the most famous companies in Dão with a surprising pleasure-price ratio. Quinta de Cabriz is located between the two main rivers that cross the Dão region, the Mondego and the Dão. The 38 hectares of vineyards typically surrounded by pine forests, there are the grapes produced in an integrated production system…

Carm SO2 Free Douro 2016

The Roboredo Madeira family has cultivated the land since the 17th Century. (Their last name has nothing to do with the island, but it means wood). The brand and company name CARM stands for Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira. The head winemaker António Joaquim Magalhães Ribeiro is an innovator. Non-sulphur is one example, CARM SO2 free…

A Burgundy style Pinot Noir from Portugal

Portugal has undergone whirlwind modernization since joining the European Union in 1986. This is reflected nowhere more dramatically than in the Portuguese wine industry where upgrading has become the norm. Now the region of production is slated on every bottle, estate bottling is catching on, and vintners everywhere are selecting only the finest grape varieties….