Portuguese wines rule!

20 November 2011

Bacalhoa Wines of Portugal have proven once again that they totally deserve their spot at one of the most prestigious consumer tastings and were perfectly at ease among the world’s top wine producers. It all happened at the 15th Edition of the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter at the Landmark Hotel on 19th & 20th of November in London.

This tasting is by invitation only, producers have to meet the magazine’s list of criteria ( quality, distribution, relevance to the market ,etc…). The event brought together over 100 wineries and winemakers from all over the world and gathered more than 1800 wine lovers throughout the entire weekend.

After being awarded by Decanter the Regional Trophy for Best Fortified Sweet wine under £10 and the International Trophy for Best Fortified Sweet Wine under £10 Bacalhoa presented not only the best of their Fortified wines but also a carefully selected range of premium reds and 1 white from 2 different estates, Quinta da Bacalhoa in Setubal and Quinta do Carmo in Alentejo.

The Portuguese winery proudly represented by Ehrmanns is gaining more and more market recognition in the UK, and extremely positive feedback from consumers and the press.

There was a wine for every taste, expressing the character of the different terroirs and microclimates that Portugal has to offer. From the elegant and complex pair Quinta da Bacalhoa red and white, to the very special Palacio da Bacalhoa – deep red colour, powerful and very concentrated from the Bacalhoa estates in the Setubal Peninsula only produced in very special vintages. Also the new vintage of the Tinto da Anfora Grande Escolha 2008 from which only 14.000 bottles were released, the Tinto de Anfora 2008 and Dom Martinho 2008 – very rich and concentrated in aroma and flavour, all from the prestige estate Quinta do Carmo in Alentejo, and without forgetting the most acclaimed and very special dessert wines made by winemaker Filipa Tomaz Da Costa: the luscious Moscatel de Setubal Reserve 1999 and the new “Colheita” 2005  which were extremely well appreciated by the selective wine lovers and enthusiasts that attended the show during the weekend.

 Bacalhoa Wines of Portugal continues in its drive to lead the industry in the cultivation and creation of new wines, whilst offering its consumers unique and innovative products of consistent and superior quality.

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