Portugal

Coleção As Portuguesas (Collection)

Portuguese women are unique, charming, seductive, revealing, honest… just like a good wine! Serigaita (“minx”), in the Vinho Verde region. Garina (“kid”), in the Douro . Moçoila, in Alentejo Region. It doesn’t matter how you call them. Their essence, that´s what´s important!

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Materia

With 25 years of experience, Luís Duarte has been recognized as one of Portugal’s most recognized vignerons. Luís is the only Portuguese winemaker to have been awarded Winemaker of the Year 3 times in both 1997 and 2007.Luís aims to develop wine blends tailored to the preferences of the international wine lover, leveraging indigenous grape varietals, ancient winemaking processes, while utilizing state of the art technology. Introduced to the US market only in 2010, they have become an instant success with both brands landing in the top 100 wines of the year in the Wine Enthusiast magazine.

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Monte do Carrapatelo

The wines are the typical Alentejo style blends, yet quite elegant and complex. The Rubic White made from Viognier, Verdelho, and Antao Vaz is quite excellent, made from wine partly fermented in French oak barrels and aged for six months. We also try to red blend of Touriga Nacional, Argones, and Trincadeira – very smooth and balanced from the nine months in French oak with a firm structure.

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Rubrica

In 1989 Luis Duarte graduated with a 1st degree in oenology and became one of the best of a new generation of winemakers in Portugal. He was chosen 3 times wine maker of the year. A first time even at the age of 27 and in 2010, he was even among the last 6 nominees for the best wine maker in the world. After launching some of Portugal's best domains, he started his own wine-growing region with some vineyards around his house in Alentejo, where he is still one of the top favorites in the region! Its wines are characterized by unprecedented complexity and remarkable elegance.

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Rapariga da Quinta

In 1989 Luis Duarte graduated with a 1st degree in oenology and became one of the best of a new generation of winemakers in Portugal. He was chosen 3 times wine maker of the year. A first time even at the age of 27 and in 2010, he was even among the last 6 nominees for the best wine maker in the world. After launching some of Portugal's best domains, he started his own wine-growing region with some vineyards around his house in Alentejo, where he is still one of the top favorites in the region! Its wines are characterized by unprecedented complexity and remarkable elegance.

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Coleção As Portuguesas (Collection)

Portuguese women are unique, charming, seductive, revealing, honest… just like a good wine! Serigaita (“minx”), in the Vinho Verde region. Garina (“kid”), in the Douro . Moçoila, in Alentejo Region. It doesn’t matter how you call them. Their essence, that´s what´s important!

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Vinha do Romezal

Casa do Romezal is located in the beautiful Douro valley and is surrounded by vineyards. The young owners also focus on tourist opportunities of the region and benefit from a beautifully renovated bed and breakfast. Combined with the vineyards, this allows them to promote and distribute their products. As a winemaker and advisor, they succeeded in teaming up with Luis Duarte. Luis is a living wine legend in Portugal and made some of the best wines ever produced in Portugal. His own domain is in Alentejo, but with this project he also brings some delicious Douro wines to the market. One of them is used for the 'As Portuguesas' series. A series of 3 wines bringing a hymn to Portuguese women, such as 'La Garina'. Vinha do Romezal is the top wine of the house and is bottled under the name of the domain itself. Luis is the only wine maker who has already won wine maker of the year 3 times.

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Martha's Porto

Martha’s is one of the oldest family owned Port Wine wineries, and has been combining tradition with high quality standards across six generations so far. It was the second generation of the family to embark on the decisive adventure of commercializing grapes in the areas of Cambres and São João de Lobrigos from their own vineayard. It was still needed two more generations for Manuel Nogueira, from the generation of that time, to begin the production and selling bulk wine to other wine merchants. Margarida Nogueira de Jesus, the youngest of three children, married Manuel de Almeida Marta, and from this union, the family began to bottle and market Port. The next generations devoted themselves to the business of Port wine, always very attentive to the quality and distinctiveness of the product. The current generations ahead of the company give a more decisive step to consolidate and expand the family business internationally. Since ever, the whole cycle is done within the family, from the growing of grapes, to the winemaking, bottling and commercialization.

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