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Vinho Tinto Eternal Wine Book

The Eternal Winebook

This is my personal version of an eternal Book of Portuguese Wines. The book is eternal in the way that it never stays the same. Now and then new pages are added, or the old pages are rewritten, updated or corrected.

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© 2016-2017 Vinho Tinto Eternal Wine Book

Santa Vitória Rosé

Wines from Algarve Posted on Tue, June 06, 2017 09:29:43

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Type of wine: Red Wine.

Year: 2015.

Producer: Casa Santa Vitória.

Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Syrah.

Alcohol: 13,5%.

Classification: Alentejano V.R.

Shop: Nordjysk Vinimport (More shops).

Price: DKK 70.-.

Rating in Martins: Not rated.

Rhubarb-colored wine with a nice scent of berries and candy. The taste is fresh with a little bit of tannin. We had the wine for Danish open sandwiches, with which it went well.

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Vida Nova Verdelho Viognier

Wines from Algarve Posted on Sun, February 19, 2017 09:23:25

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Year: 2014.

Producer: Adega do Cantor, Quinta do Moinho.

Grapes: Verdelho, Viognier.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Classification: Algarve V.R ..

Shop: Meny, Østerfælled Torv (See more shops).

Price: DKK 99.95.

Rating in Martins: 16 of 20 (2016 edition).

We already tasted the Vida Nova rosé wine, and today we will try the white wine. The wine is bright, with scents of citrus and a little vanilla. It is a fresh wine which went very well with a salmon and spinach lasagna, but it can also be enjoyed on its own.

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Vida Nova Rosé

Wines from Algarve Posted on Mon, January 30, 2017 10:00:10

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Type of wine: Rosé Wine.

Year: 2014.

Producer: Adega do Cantor.

Grapes: Shiraz, Aragonês.

Alcohol: 13.5%.

Classification: Algarve V.R.

Shop: Meny, Østerfælled Torv (More shops).

Price: DKK 99.95.

Rating in Martins: 15 out of 20 (2016 edition).

Today’s wine is truly excellent. It has a beautiful pink color and an intense fragrance from, among others, rhubarb. Fine acid, and a little tannin with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. We had the wine with baked salmon and spinach, to which it paired well. It was also fine as an aperitif, and actually really fine with Danish open sandwiches.

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Cantor 75

Wines from Algarve Posted on Sun, November 13, 2016 12:50:05

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Type of wine: Red Wine.

Year: L2014.

Producer: Adega do Cantor.

Grapes: Syrah, Grenache.

Alcohol: 14,5%.

Classification: Vinho de mesa.

Shop: Meny, Østerfælled Torv (More shops).

Price: DKK 69,95.

Rating in Martins: Not rated.

It’s not allowed to indicate vintage on not classified wine, a vinho de mesa. Therefore, the L04 on the label is a way to the year of the vine harvest, without specifying the vintage.

This wine was made to celebrate Cliff Richards 75th birthday in 2015. When I told it to the young people in my family, they thought I meant Rolling Stone Keith Richards. Although he is almost as old as Cliff, he sticks obviously better to young peoples’ memory.

It is a dark red wine with purple edge, with a scent of dark fruits. The wine has some acid, balanced tannins and a long finish. We had it with a casserole made with chicken, beef tenderloin, pork, mushrooms, cabbage and root vegetables. The wine went well with the food and was also fine on its own.

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Pêra Manca 2011 is now sold in Denmark

Wines from Algarve Posted on Wed, October 05, 2016 12:32:21

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The Danish wine shop, Portugisik Vinkælder has 24 bottles of the Portuguese icon wine Pêra Manca 2011 for sale. Next to Barca Velha from the Douro region, the Alentejo wine Pêra Manca might be the most talked about wine from Portugal and also the most expensive. Because of the prestige associated with the wine, it is also wine fraud favorite target. Therefore, the wine bottles are designed to be protected against imitations.

Pêra Manca is only produced in years when Cartuxas winemaker Pedro Baptista believes that the right conditions are met.

Pêra-Manca Tinto 2011 are awarded 94 points from “The Wine Advocate” and “The Wine Enthusiast” as well, but both also recommend to leave the wine, that has already been stored for some years, in the cellar until at least 2020. If you are able to wait that long, is a question to be answered by each individual himself.

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